About Aadhar QR Code:
The UIDAI has released a new Secure QR Code that includes demographic information as well as a photo of the Aadhaar number bearer. Because it is digitally authenticated by UIDAI, the information in the QR Code is safe and tamper-proof. As a result, any effort at Aadhar fraud may be quickly identified using an Aadhaar QR Code scanner.
The Process to Use Aadhar QR Code:
The following are five considerations to keep in mind while utilizing QR codes for Aadhaar authentication:
- Every e-Aadhaar letter has two QR codes that contain all of the holder's demographic information. The UIDAI has updated the current QR code with a new and more secure QR code that includes the Aadhaar holder's image as well as other demographic information.
- The QR codes are encrypted, tamper-proof, and include a UIDAI digital signature. Even without the knowledge of the UIDAI, KYC data can be exchanged using QR codes.
- To verify your identity, print your e-Aadhaar card on a LaserJet printer and give it to the service provider or agency doing the KYC.
- o protect your personal information, the Aadhar Card QR codes do not contain your Aadhaar number, but instead provide a disguised Aadhaar number. Because the Aadhaar card number is not shared with any third party during the offline authentication procedure, the individual's privacy is not jeopardized. You also don't have to disclose biometric information such as fingerprints or iris scans. The QR codes only provide information such as name, address, date of birth, gender, and picture.
- According to the UIDAI, this feature can be used by banks or authentication organizations to verify e-Aadhaar data offline. The UIDAI claims on its website that "any agency dealing with individuals can utilize it with the agreement of the Aadhaar number bearer, allowing extensive usage.
Use Aadhar QR Code Offline:
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced an offline verification technique that bypasses the biometric eKYC process. To finish the procedure, an Aadhaar bearer can have her unique QR Code scanned and validated using UIDAI's new QR Code.
The Aadhaar infrastructure was designed to operate only when biometric information was used to authenticate online with UIDAI's central database. As a physical card, it has no value. Following the Supreme Court's decision, the UIDAI has advocated for the inclusion of a QR code on the 'card' for verification.
Stpes to Use Aadhar Card QR Code Offline:
There are two ways to use the offline Aadhaar process:
- The e-Aadhaar PDF and the Aadhar 'card' (a cutaway piece of the Aadhaar letter sent to us).
- The XML File may be obtained from the UIDAI website as a password-protected zip file.
The e-Aadhaar letter (the one we got delivered as a cutaway piece of a postal letter) has two QR Codes, one large and one little. The huge one may be seen on the top of the letter as well as on the back of the cutout card. Along with the image, it provides demographic information.
Only the demographic information is contained in the tiny QR Code on the cutaway section of the e-Aadhaar letter. If a user chooses to utilize the XML file, she must first download the offline zip file and provide it to the authenticator along with the password.
The demographic data contained in the QR Code is as follows:
- Date of Birth
- Masked Aadhaar Number
- Photograph (in the large QR Code)
Does it ensure greater privacy of my information?
Certain features of the new QR code/XML file provide greater options and privacy for demographic data.
- The UID is not displayed directly in the offline QR code or the XML file.
- It works effectively as an alternate method of authentication.
- An individual may have more control over her demographic information and select what information she wants to share with this new system.
How do you read the new e-aadhar secure QR code?
Only UIDAI's window-based application can scan new digitally signed QR codes accessible on e-aadhaar and validate them against UIDAI digital signatures. The application may be downloaded at the uidai.gov.in website. The following are the models that are currently commercially available in the market to scan UIDAI QR codes:-
- Zebra (DS-2200)
- TVS BS-1201N barcode scanner
- Syga Barcode Scanner (S005)
- Honeywell (Xenon-1900)
Who is eligible to utilize an e-aadhar card's secure QR code?
In simple terms, anybody may utilize this feature for offline verification of data in an e-aadhaar card, whether they are aadhaar cardholders or user/service agencies such as AUAs, Banks, and KUAs.
On the 20th of February 2018, a new QR code was added to the e-aadhaar card, and the QR code reader client is now available on uidai.gov.in as of the 27th of March 2018.
Verify Aadhar QR Code through mAadhaar App:
- A QR Code may be seen on the printed Aadhaar card.
- All you have to do is open your mAadhaar app's QR Code Scanner and scan the QR Code on the displayed Aadhaar.
- On the screen, the Aadhaar holder's demographic information, as well as an image, would show.
- To verify identification, you can compare these to the Aadhaar presenter.
The UIDAI e-Aadhaar letter has two QR Codes: a small one on the front side of the cutaway part with demographic data alone, and a big one on the top portion of the front and back sides of the cutaway portion with demographic data and photo. This information will also be authenticated with a UIDAI digital signature to make it more secure and tamper-proof. As a result, any effort at e-Aadhaar fraud may be quickly identified with a QR Code reader.
Verify Aadhar QR through the UIDAI website:
- Go to the website of the aadhar card.
- From the services section, choose 'Verify an Aadhaar Number.'
- Complete the captcha verification and enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number.
- Now it's time to double-check everything.
- The authenticity of the provided Aadhaar will be checked.
- The screen will provide information such as the age group, gender, state, and the last three/four digits of the registered mobile number linked with that Aadhaar.