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How To Protect Your Aadhaar? Research Team | Posted On Tuesday, December 12,2017, 07:14 PM

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How To Protect Your Aadhaar?



Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique identification number, issued to all citizens of India. You have to link Aadhaar with Bank account by December 31st 2017 and Aadhaar with PAN by March 31st 2018. You also have to link Aadhaar with Insurance plans and Aadhaar with mutual funds. It is mandatory to link Aadhaar with LPG gas connection, to receive LPG subsidy benefits, offered by the Government of India.

If you are linking Aadhaar to mobile, PAN, Bank account, Insurance plans, mutual funds, LPG and pension plans, you also have to protect it. Have you protected your Aadhaar from misuse?

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How To Protect Your Aadhaar?

Worried about Aadhaar misuse? UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) has an online service to show you, when and where Aadhaar card was used. Your mobile number must be linked to Aadhaar to make use of this facility. Aadhaar must be linked to mobile number to generate the OTP (One Time Password). 

1. Check where your Aadhaar was used


  • You select the time-range where you want to access your records and type the one-time-password (OTP), which you receive on your registered mobile number. 



  • You will receive a record of all instances where Aadhaar number was used for verification of any service.

SEE ALSO: How to link Mutual Funds with Aadhaar?

2. Lock your Aadhaar to prevent misuse

Aadhaar is very safe and your biometric details will not be leaked. would be wise to protect biometric details. The Aadhaar biometric locking system allows you to lock and temporarily unlock your biometrics. 

Lock your Aadhaar


  • You go to the UIDAI homepage and look for the option, Aadhaar Services.
  • You then click on Lock/Unlock biometrics.
  • You enter Aadhaar number along with captcha to generate an OTP on the mobile number, which is linked to your Aadhaar.
  • Login using the OTP and enter a security key of your choice.
  • Under the "Lock your biometric Section" you enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number and the security code in specified fields.


  • After you have logged in, you enter the security code once again and click 'Enable'. Your biometrics are now locked.
  • You will see the message, "Congratulation! Your Biometrics is locked."




After your Aadhaar is locked, it cannot be used for any biometric-based authentication

SEE ALSO: Aadhaar compulsory for insurance plans

3. Unlock your Aadhaar if you want to authenticate it

You have locked the Aadhaar. What if you want to authenticate an Aadhaar-based KYC at a later time? Simply unblock the biometrics which results in temporarily unlocking the biometrics, which leaves it usable for a period of 10 minutes. Your biometrics are automatically blocked after 10 minutes.

Unlock your Aadhaar

  • If you want to unlock your biometrics, login using the OTP method explained earlier.
  • After you have logged in, enter the security code and then click the "Unlock" button.
  • You will see the message, "Your biometrics is unblocked."



Use the biometric locking system with care to prevent denial of authentication services.

Aadhaar is  very important and biometric details must be protected. With Aadhaar enabled payments taking off, make sure your Aadhaar is not misused. Be Wise, Get Rich.

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