How to generate your TOTP for mAadhaar app?
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has introduced a new security feature the TOTP- time-based OTP- to its mobile app mAadhaar.
Hence, users should know the basic information about the new security features introduced in mAadhaar.
Why use TOTP?
TOTPs in mAadhaar avoid a number of shortcomings that are associated with traditional SMS based OTP. The most important shortcoming that is addressed by TOTPs is that resident will not be dependent on the mobile network for SMS delivery. Generating and sending OTP requires users to go through a completely unrelated workflow.
How is TOTP generated?
TOTP is generated in the mobile application like mAadhaar. However, the Client mobile device's time should be in sync with IST time-zone.
How to configure?
Download mAadhaar android mobile application. Create new resident profile. Navigate to TOTP page view, your TOTP should be visible and is valid for 30 seconds.
Can we register/ change mobile number online?
For any online update request, including updating of mobile number, a resident should already have an active number registered with UIDAI where a person can receive OTP SMS and authenticate himself/herself. Otherwise, you would need to visit nearest UIDAI permanent Enrolment centre.