What is an Aadhaar card?
An Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number printed on a card along with the user’s address details. The ID card also contains the biometric details of the user and that, along with the 12-digit number, makes a unique identity of every resident of the country.
Aadhaar card can be downloaded from the official website of UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) at www.uidai.gov.in and existing users can also apply for desired changes to their card on the portal.
If a user loses his/her Aadhaar card, he/she can also download an e-Aadhaar card from the above-mentioned website.
Security with Aadhaar Password
UIDAI has made downloading of Aadhaar cards password protected, and when you download your e-Aadhaar card from the official website, you will be asked to put in an eight-digit passcode. The e-Aadhaar card will be in a PDF file and to access the file, you will need the eight-digit code. But to make the process simpler for users and difficult for hackers, the eight-digit password automatically is only known to the user. The first four letters of the password are the first four letters of your name, and the remaining four letters of the password are your birth year.