In a new move, UIDAI has announced the face authentication service for Aadhaar ID from 1 July 2018. According to a tweet by UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey, the service has been introduced to ‘help elderly or others facing issues with fingerprint authentication.’
Currently UIDAI offers two types of authentication – fingerprint-based and iris-based. At the time of Aadhaar enrollment, the resident’s face is captured and UIDAI wants to use this photo for facial authentication, in order to ensure that residents aren’t excluded on the basis of their fingerprint or irises.
Here’s how face authentication will work.