Check Aadhaar Authentication History Online in 6 Simple Steps

How to Check Aadhaar Authentication History Online

UIDAI is the authority that issues Aadhaar cards to the citizens of the country. An Aadhaar card is a 12-digit unique identification number and is made by using the user’s biometrics data and demographic details. An applicant needs to visit the official Aadhaar enrolment centre to enrol for an Aadhaar card. However, the official website of UIDAI allows an applicant to avail a number of services online that eliminates the need to visit the Aadhaar enrolment centre.

Any change or update made in the Aadhaar card is stored under the Update Request Number in the UIDAI’s database. This stored data can further be checked to get an overview of all the activities related to Aadhaar and where it has been used for authentication. Along with that, an applicant can also authenticate whether the Aadhaar based activities are initiated by him/her or not. In case of any suspicious activity, an applicant can connect with UIDAI to report the same.

In this blog, we will learn about the Aadhaar authentication history, its importance and how to do it online.

What is Aadhaar Authentication History?

In the easiest language, the Aadhaar authentication history refers to registering any kind of Aadhaar based activities in UIDAI database. Whenever a user uses Aadhaar to avail any service, UIDAI on the other hand registers that activity in its database for future references. Aadhaar authentication is done due to the following reasons-

  • Aadhaar authentication is a process through which the Aadhaar cardholder’s Aadhaar number, biometrics data, demographic details are shared with Central Identity Data Repository or CIDR for their authentication
  • CIDR validates the accuracy of the Aadhaar cardholder’s information
  • There are a number of service holders, government agencies etc that require users to submit their proof of identity to offer them the desired service or benefits
  • Aadhaar authentication made it easy to validate user’s information online
  • The Aadhaar authentication helps during the KYC process in banks, NBFC and other financial institutions

How to Check the Aadhaar Authentication History Online?

UIDAI added a feature called ‘Aadhaar Authentication History’, which allows users to check and track their Aadhaar related history. In case of detecting something suspicious or any activity that might not have been initiated by the user himself, he/she can connect with the UIDAI to report the same. Following are the steps to check Aadhaar authentication history online-

  • Visit the official website of UIDAI
  • Click on ‘My Aadhaar’, navigate to ‘Aadhaar Services’ and choose ‘Aadhaar Authentication History’
  • Enter Aadhaar number or Virtual ID and security code
  • Click on ‘Send OTP’
  • Select the Aadhaar authentication type
  • Aadhaar authentication will be displayed on the screen

What is shown on the Aadhaar Authentication Screen?

Aadhaar authentication screen displays the following information-

Aadhaar Authentication ScreenMeaning
URNURN stands for Update Request Number. It is generated at the time of placing a request. The URN is used to check the status of the update request
Date and TimeDate and time of checking Aadhaar update history is shown on the screen
Type of UpdateThe type of update like biometric, demographic, or any new request placed is shown on the screen
Date of UpdateThe date on which the Aadhaar update request was submitted
User’s PhotoThe screen displays the user’s photo
Demographic DetailsDemographic details are the user’s gender, address, name, language, mobile number, email id. These details are shown on the Aadhaar authentication screen

Things to know about Aadhaar Authentication History Process

Before proceeding with Aadhaar authentication history, it is important to understand and know a number of things written below-

  • Aadhaar authentication history process can only be accessed when the mobile phone number is linked with Aadhaar
  • A total of 50 results can be accessed by the user
  • Aadhaar authentication history allows users to check the changes in Aadhaar details
  • Virtual ID can also be used to check Aadhaar authentication history
  • No other person than the Aadhaar cardholder can check his/her Aadhaar card history
  • Aadhaar authentication facility is only available online
  • Users can check authentication history of not more than 6 months old
  • Custom data range is available to check Aadhaar authentication history
  • The Aadhaar authentication shows the number of failed authentication in the past and the reason behind the failure
Where can a user check his/her Aadhaar authentication history?
A user can check his/her Aadhaar authentication history on the official website of UIDAI.
How can I check my Aadhaar authentication history?
You can check your Aadhaar authentication history by entering the Aadhaar number or by entering the virtual ID.
What is the password to view the Aadhaar authentication report?
The password to view the Aadhaar authentication report is the first four letters of the name in capital and year of birth. For example- Name- Priya, Date of Year- 1994, hence the password will be PRIY1994.
Do I need to pay any amount to use the Aadhaar authentication feature?
Aadhaar authentication feature is free of cost.
What kind of information will I get from my Aadhaar authentication history?
A user is shown the following information from Aadhaar authentication history-
  • Auth Modality
  • Date & Time of Authentication
  • UIDAI Response code
  • AUA Name
  • AUA Transaction ID (With Code)
  • Authentication Response (Success/Failure)
  • UIDAI Error code
Where can I find the Aadhaar authentication history feature?
You can find the Aadhaar authentication history under the section ‘Aadhaar Services’.
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