Aadhaar is a widespread topic of discussion, from television news to social media hashtags. The 12-digit identification number is in the spotlight with data leaks, patching security layers etc. On the other hand, the government of India has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar with the mobile number, financial documents, and bank account before 31st March 2018.
Over 15 billion Aadhar authentications have been completed to date as per the recent UIDAI report. The fear of data theft is more defined now that authorities have asked the masses to link Aadhaar with different services. The personal information stored on the UIDAI database such as Demographics and Biometrics details requires the database to have a higher level security feature that can combat any type of theft attempts. For this, the authority has come up with different authentication types for service agencies to protect Aadhaar related data:
Aadhaar Authentication History is a service that retrieves the history of authentication transactions made by the users and agencies. It helps track the history of authentication and spot misused verification transactions if any. Users can also discover when an agency would have accessed the different authentication types.
It is recommended to check the Aadhaar Authentication history at regular intervals to avoid any kind of security threat. This Authentication history helps you to take action on doubtful Aadhaar verification.
Documents required to check the Aadhaar Authentication history are 12-digit Aadhaar number and mobile number registered with Aadhaar (otherwise the service not applicable).
Visit the Official website of Aadhaar - https://uidai.gov.in
Go to the 'Aadhaar Services', where different online services are provided for the users.
Now, Click on 'Aadhaar Authentication History' to check the history of Aadhaar Authentication.
It directs to the web page where you need to input ‘12-digit Aadhaar number’ and ‘Security code’ displayed and hit on ‘Generate OTP’ button.
The new page titled with ‘Aadhaar Notification Settings’ is displayed, Here you need to input following details.
Using drop-down arrow select the ‘Authentication Type’
Give the Start and End date from the calendar to check the history
Input the number of records(Max - 50)
Enter the generated OTP and Click on the ‘Submit’ button
After successful completion, UIDAI displays the history results in tabular form with columns such as Auth type, date, time, response code, transaction ID, Authentication Response(Y/N), and error code.
Now, it’s time to cross-check the authentication information.
If you find any of the authentications misused from the Authentication history list, you can contact UIDAI by calling 1947. One can also shoot an email with the suspicious transaction to email@example.com.
Important: It is advised to link email with Aadhaar to receive emails on every Aadhaar transaction.