How to Check Aadhaar Authentication History Online
The 12-digit unique identification number generated by UIDAI (unique identification authority of India) includes all the biometric and demographic details. As the government of India has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar number to all the financial documents, mobile number and bank account, everyone is trying to complete the linking before the aforementioned date. Not adhering to the deadline will make the account un-operational and therefore individuals can’t avail the benefits of government scheme.
As Aadhaar contains crucial details, account holders are worried about the safety of their data as any mishandling of the information can prove threatening for the life-time. Hence, it is vital to check the authentication of any website before submitting the Aadhaar details. For the convenience of its users, UIDAI has come up an online tool that is available on its official website.
The “Aadhaar Authentication History” tool enables users to check Aadhaar Authentication online and avail various information including transaction ID, error code, method of authentication, Aadhaar authentication failure code, etc. Using this facility, users can find out when an agency would have accessed the biometric, demographic and one-time password.
Steps to Check Online Aadhaar Authentication History
It is advisable to check the Aadhaar authentication history at regular intervals to avoid any breach. Checking the Aadhaar authentication history via online mode is simple and can completed by following the steps below mentioned.
Step 1: Visit the UIDAI’s official website that is https://resident.uidai.gov.in/.
Step 2: Once you are on the UIDAI’s home page, select “Aadhar Authentication History” link under the Aadhaar Services column.
Step 3: Then it gets directed to a new page named Aadhaar Authentication History. You should enter the UID/ the 12-digit Aadhaar number.
Step 4: Enter the security code correctly in the respective box and click on “Generate OTP”.
Step 5: On the new page titled “Aadhaar Notification Setting”, select the “Authentication Type” by clicking on the drop down arrow.
Step 6: You should choose the start and end date from the calendar for which you want to check the history.
Step 7: Next, enter the number of records and the OTP in the respective box and click on “Submit” button.
Step 8: On completing these, UIDAI displays the history in a tabular format that includes date, time, type ID and authentication type among others.
Step 9: You can now cross-check the authentication of the information.
Documents Needed to Check the Aadhaar Authentication History Online
There are only two prerequisites for checking the authentication. It includes:
- The 12-digit Aadhaar number
- Aadhaar registered mobile number to receive the one-time password
- I am submitting the photocopies of my Aadhaar card for mobile connection. Will my Aadhaar details be misused?
It is advisable to mention the date and purpose on the photocopy for which the Aadhaar card will be used. This will protect fraudulent activities.
- What is the maximum number of records that I can check at a time?
You can check maximum of 50 records in one shot.
- In case I want to secure my biometric details of Aadhaar card, can I lock my account?
Yes, you can lock and unlock the biometric details of Aadhaar card as in when required.
- How to verify if a website is authentic to enter the Aadhar Card details?
Closely check the URL of the website and find out if there is a green padlock sign beside the website.
- I want to check my Aadhaar authentication history. What is the maximum duration for which I can check the history?
The unique identification number provides Aadhaar authentication history for a maximum of six months only.
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