Wednesday, September 30, 2015

eSign - Digital Signature Service based on Aadhaar (How it works)

The earlier personal digital signature certificate requires a person’s identity verification and issuance of USB dongle to store the private key.  This scheme of physical verification, document-based identity validation and issuance of physical dongles does not scale to billions of people in the country. This is where eSign comes in. eSign is simple online Digital Signature Service based on Aadhaar, which can be used by any person who has an Aadhaar number.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Eligibility criteria for entities to get UIDAI Aadhaar AUA / KUA registration

UIDAI  has come out with a new set of eligibility criteria for availing Aadhaar based authentication and eKYC services. For receiving Aadhaar Authentication Service, the business house needs to become AUA (Aadhaar User Agency) and for receiving Aadhaar e-KYC Service (Know Your Customer), the business house needs to become KUA (KYC User Agency). UIDAI has organized companies into different categories and depending on the category the qualification criteria and the supporting documents to be submitted will vary. The categories are as follows: