This report presents key findings and recommendations with respect to Aadhaar authentication through biometrics from various Proof of Concept (PoC) studies conducted by UIDAI. The studies examined different methods and technical designs using biometrics for authentication in order to improve data quality.
Abstract: This report focuses on findings of a series of Proof of Concept (PoC) studies carried out by UIDAI from Jan 2011 to Jan 2012 on Aadhaar biometric authentication. The PoC studies focused on fingerprint biometric and its impact on authentication accuracy in the Indian context. This report describes the series of proof of concept (PoC) studies conducted, the design framework of these studies, the analysis of the data obtained from the studies, specific techniques, processes and methods that can improve the authentication accuracy and concludes with a set of recommendations for the Aadhaar Authentication system.