The government has decided to enable its recently-launched mobile application m-Aadhaar to now use a one-time password (OTP) in a bid to increase more transactions using Aadhaar authentication. This verification will now be easier through the mobile app.
According to the government, m-Aadhaar will do all the Aadhaar authentications based on OTP which is a unique security code generated through a validation network, that offers an additional level of security to users for strong authentication.
More than 31 crore transactions in September were executed using OTPs. But, the poor mobile network generally leads to the delays in the delivery of OTP to the registered mobile number and at times passwords don’t reach people at all.
So, to fight this challenge, the government said that the new m-Aadhaar app will have a time-based OTP (TOTP) that will always be available on the app for 30 seconds before being refreshed to a new number, Economic Times reported.
This initiative on an m-Aadhaar app which has already exceeded more than 1 million downloads since its launch in July, will cut down dependence on mobile networks.