Wednesday, March 24, 2021

How To Check Aadhaar Authentication History Online?

How To Check Aadhaar Authentication History Online?

Whether you plan to buy a property, open a loan account, take a new phone/mobile connection, or enter in a legal contract/agreement in India the first thing that will be asked of you is your Aadhaar ID. Aadhaar online KYC is one of the most important steps carried out to prove the identity of the individual living in India. 

The Government of India has also made it mandatory to link several schemes with the Aadhaar of the Indian citizen or an Indian resident. There have been several instances where the Aadhaar details of individuals have been misused by fraudsters. As a result, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has now introduced a way through which your Aadhaar authentication history can be checked regularly by visiting the official website of the UIDAI.

What Do You Mean By Aadhaar Authentication History?

Every time an Aadhaar is invoked to get a particular service or benefits from the government and other authorities the transaction gets registered in the database of the UIDAI. The UIDAI does not store personal details, biometric and demographic information of the individual. The information that is saved during such events includes the following.

  • What type of transaction it was? (OTP based or biometric/demographics-based)

  • Authentication authority (UIDAI, ITD, CDAC, EPFO, NIC).

  • The date and time.

  • The Aadhaar transaction ID.

  • Response code from the UIDAI.

  • The response following Aadhaar authentication- Success/failure.

  • Error code from the UIDAI (Not in all cases).

There are mainly 6 types of authentications (done for various transactions) that the UIDAI permits the users to check. They are:

  • OTP based

  • Biometric

  • Demographic

  • Biometric and demographic

  • OTP and demographic

  • OTP and Biometric

A specific range of dates can be selected for viewing your Aadhaar based authentication history.  The maximum range permitted by the UIDAI is six months. You can view only up to 50 records at a time. In case you are searching for a specific transaction you are required to select the relevant range of date and the type of authentication chosen for that particular transaction.

Checking Aadhaar Authentication History Online: The Different Steps Involved

To check your Aadhaar Authentication history online you need to follow the steps given below.

  1. Log on to the official website of the UIDAI https://uidai.gov.in/

  2. Click on ‘Aadhaar Services’ (You can find this by scrolling down.

  3. Search for the ‘Aadhaar Authentication History’ link.

  4. Select the link and you’ll be directed to another page.

  5. Enter your UID (12 digits) or your VID (16 digits) in the first box.

  6. Enter your security code in the text box.

  7. Select the option ‘Send OTP’.

  8. You’ll receive an OTP on the mobile number linked to your Aadhaar.

  9. You’ll be directed to a different page on the same website.

  10. Select the ‘Type of Authentication’ from different options.

  11. Select the range of date.

  12. Type in the ‘From Date’ at first and the ‘To Date’.

  13. Enter the number of records that you require (The maximum limit is 50 transactions at a given time).

  14. Type in the OTP you received on your registered number.

  15. Click on the ‘Submit’ button.

  16. The Aadhaar Authentication history for the requested period will be displayed on your screen.

This provision made by the UIDAI ensures that the Aadhaar based online eKYC and all other activities related to Aadhaar have been initiated by Aadhaar holders themselves. In an event where you find out a request/transaction that was initiated by someone else, it must be reported to the UIDAI immediately.

For more information contact us. We, Finahub, are experts in Aadhaar related products and services like eSign, eKYC, Authentication, etc. If you want to know how your enterprise can start using it, please give us a call @ 0484 2388285 or email us at [email protected]