Are you looking for RD Services or Registered Device Service for your Aadhaar compliant biometric scanner? Yes you are at the right place. Recently UIDAI has taken several security measures to ensure strong transaction security and end to end traceability for biometric devices. These biometric devices are categorized as
- i. Public Devices: Public devices are raw biometric capture devices that provide Aadhaar compliant biometric data to the application, which, in turn encrypts the data before using for authentication purposes.
ii. Registered Devices: “Registered Devices” addresses the solution to eliminate the use of stored biometrics. It provides following three key features compared to public devices:
- 1. Device identification – Every device having a unique identifier allowing traceability, analytics and fraud management.
- 2. Eliminating use of stored biometrics – Biometric data is signed within the device using the device key which in turn is signed by provider key to ensure it is indeed captured from that registered device. Then the Device Driver of the device provider must form the encrypted PID block before returning to the host application.
- 3. A standardized Device Driver provided by the device providers that is certified. This device driver (exposed via an SDK/Service) encapsulates the biometric capture, any user experience while capture (such as preview), and signing and encryption of biometrics all within it.