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Authentication User Agency (AUA)

An AUA is any government / public / private legal entity registered in India that seeks to use Aadhaar authentication for its services.


Authentication Service Agency (ASA) are entities that have secure leased line connectivity with the CIDR & transmit authentication requests to CIDR on behalf of one or more AUAs. An AUA can request Aadhaar holders to provide their Aadhaar numbers, for seeding in the database, before service delivery. An AUA can further verify the correctness of the Aadhaar numbers, so provided, through demographic &/or biometric authentication of the Aadhaar holders.


Being an Authentication User Agency (AUA) of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Alankit can now provide Aadhaar Enabled Services to its beneficiaries, clients & customers & can further verify the correctness of the Aadhaar numbers provided.


The authentication service can be used by the AUA or the Sub AUA for the following purposes:

  • Establishing Identity during Know Your Citizen (KYC) or during service delivery
  • Elimination of fake & duplicate identities in existing application & database
  • Improving efficiency & transparency of service delivery