The Aadhaar body, UIDAI, has introduced a new security feature (TOTP) to mAadhaar after receiving an overwhelming response of over 1 million downloads in just last two months since its launch in July this year.
Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, UIDAI said, "Currently, to improve both security and convenience, TOTP has been configured in our Self Service Update Portal (SSUP) and eAadhaar download. In future, all OTP based Aadhaar authentication applications will be migrated to TOTP based Aadhaar authentication".
According to UIDAI, TOTP has time variable characteristic and is personal to the user. It is uniquely generated every 30 seconds for each user separately in mAadhaar. However, the client mobile device's time should be in sync with IST time-zone.
As per a notification from UIDAI, if you have downloaded mAadhaar on your registered mobile, you can create your profile through an OTP based authentication. Once this profile is created, which is password protected optionally, you may navigate to TOTP page view, as and when required.
m-Aadhaar is currently available only for android phones and is accepted as a valid ID proof for rail travel.
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