mAadhaar is the official mobile application offered by UIDAI which will provide an interface to Aadhaar card holders to carry their demographic information such as name, date of birth, gender & address along with photograph as linked with their Aadhaar Number in smartphones.
According to details given, it has five key features:
1.Aadhaar number holder profile download: A convenient way to carry Aadhaar number with demographic details anytime, anywhere.
2.Biometric locking/unlocking: To secure biometric authentication by locking biometrics data. Once the person enables biometric locking system their biometric remains locked till the Aadhaar holder chose to either unlock it (which is temporary) or disable the locking system.
3.TOTP generation: Time-based One-Time Password is an automatically generated temporary password which can be used instead of SMS based OTP.
4.Update your profile: An updated view of Aadhaar profile data after successful completion of update request.
5.Sharing of QR code and eKYC data by Aadhaar number holder: Share QR code and password protected eKYC data to retrieve accurate demographic information from it instead of manual entry.
The mobile number has to be registered with Aadhaar to avail of this facility. In case a mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar, card holders have to visit the nearest Enrolment Centre/Mobile Update end point to get it registered.
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