The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has rolled out a web interface for online authentication of Aadhaar numbers, reports The Economic Times. The interface would allow banks, telecom companies and government departments to authenticate an Indian resident on the basis of his Aadhaar number or UID, in accordance with KYC norms and process his application on the same basis. MediaNama readers would recall that apart from Yes or No responses, Aadhaar does not send any other data back. Also the agency had said that it will limit the number of verification attempts per ID, to prevent misuse. The service will be available free of charge till December 2013, post which, it's likely to become a paid service, when the authority formulates a mechanism and fixes a price. The agencies that want to authenticate users require a license key, but we do not know how…
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