Wednesday, December 18, 2019

How to Lock Aadhaar Biometric Data Online?

Aadhaar Biometric Data: How To Lock It Online?
Considered to be one of the most credible of all governmental documents, the Aadhaar card serves as an individual’s proof of identity. The Aadhaar, issued by the UIDAI, is also used as proof of address for an Indian citizen. Aadhaar comes with a unique 12 digit number. Besides, it also has biometric data and the demographic details of the individual. Verification of the individual’s identity can be carried out easily through the process of Aadhaar authentication.

While applying for an Aadhaar card your biometric details like data of your retinal scan and fingerprint scan are also submitted to the government. Aadhaar verification can be done easily using your biometric data. This mode of verification of identity can be used for availing governmental benefits, to take a new SIM card, and to avail different kinds of services from the government.

The Decision Of UIDAI To Provide Lock/Unlock Facility For Aadhaar Biometric Data
Because the Aadhaar card contains an individual's important data, it is crucial to keep that information safe. Recently the security of Aadhaar information has been coming under scrutiny. A few cases were reported claiming that the biometric authentication of Aadhaar has been misused. To avoid such situations the UIDAI has provided the facility to individuals that allow them to lock/unlock the biometric information on their Aadhaar stored on the servers of UIDAI. 

  • This will prevent the misuse of the individual’s biometric data. 
  • Your biometric information cannot be accessed by anyone once you make use of this facility. 
  • Whenever there is a need for biometric verification you can unlock it.
  • Once the verification process is done you can lock it again.

How to Lock Aadhaar Biometric Data?

The process of locking and unlocking your biometric data on Aadhaar is quite easy and simple. To do it online, follow the steps given below.

  • Step 1 – Log on to the official portal of the UIDAI.
  • Step 2 - Click on the Aadhaar services section.
  • Step 3 – You need to click on the Lock UID  option.
  • Step 4 –  You need to enter the 12 digits unique identification number.
  • Step 5 – Enter the security code.
  • Step 6 – Select the send OTP button.
  • Step 7 – You’ll get an OTP on the mobile number linked to your Aadhaar card.
  • Step 8 – Type in the OTP.
  • Step 9 – Select the Login icon.
  • Step 10 – This allows you to lock your Aadhaar biometric data.
  • Step 11 – Type in the security code (4 Digits) that appears on the screen.
  • Step 12 – Select the ‘Enable’ Icon.
  • Step 13 – Your Aadhaar biometric information has now been locked.

How to unlock it?

To unlock your biometric data:

  • Select the ‘Login’ option.
  • Type in your Aadhaar number and security code.
  • Select the send OTP option.
  • Type in the OTP sent to your registered mobile number.
  • Click on the ‘Login’ option.
  • Enter the security code.
  • Select the ‘Unlock’ option.
  • Biometric details will be unlocked temporarily for 10 minutes.
  • The biometric details will be locked automatically.

To avoid the mishandling of the biometric information stored on your Aadhaar you can now lock this data stored on the servers of UIDAI. All you have to do is to follow the above-mentioned steps.
In case you want to disable the lock permanently you can do it so on the online portal of the UIDAI.

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