Aadhaar: Five things to know about virtual ID

VID will be a 16 digit random number that would be mapped to the 12 digit Aadhaar of the holder

GN Bureau | January 11, 2018


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(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)
(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)

A 16 digit virtual ID (VID) is expected to give a fresh layer of security to Aadhaar.

Here are the five key points of VID:
 

  • User virtual ID or VID in place of Aadhaar number for any service where you are using Aadhaar authentication. Use of VID would be optional. The Aadhaar holder can choose to use Aadhaar number instead.
  • VID will be a 16 digit random number that would be mapped to the 12 digit Aadhaar of the holder.
  • The VID will be a temporary number that shall be automatically revoked once the Aadhaar holder generates a new VID or after the validity of the current VID lapses.
  • VID will be a 16 digit random number that would be mapped to the 12 digit Aadhaar number.
  • Only the Aadhaar holder would be able to generate VID. No one else including the authentication agency can generate this VID on behalf of the Aadhaar holder.


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