Aadhaar masking is a
government regulation.

The rules are simple. Businesses must protect the privacy of Aadhaar holders. Every business collecting Aadhaar cards from customers will have to comply by masking the first eight digits of Aadhaar before storing them in their systems.


Key features of Aadhaar Masking

Real Time Masking
Immediately mask Aadhaar images at the point of document capture in your App or your Web portal.
Batch Aadhaar Masking
Mask aadhaar images stored in your document management servers in one go to remain fully compliant.
Flexible Integration
Integrate our APIs and SDKs into you own applications to mask aadhaar. Use it on-premise or on-cloud.
Multiple Document Formats
We support a wide range of document formats to mask aadhaar. From JPG, PNG through to PDF and TIFF files.
Dedicated Support
We are real and friendly humans, not bots, ready to lend a hand, whenever you need us.
Regulatory Compliant
Our Aadhaar masking solution is fully compliant with Indian regulations and satisfies all major regulatory bodies.

Over 100 million Aadhaar images masked and counting.

We are the undisputed leader in masking aadhaar images for all kinds of businesses. We have completed aadhaar masking for several banks, insurance companies, NBFCs and FinTechs with the highest industry accuracy and speed.

Aadhaar Masking in your App

The best place to mask aadhaar is at the point of capture by your customers. We provide powerful mobile SDKs for Android and iOS that can be readily integrated into your existing mobile applications so Aadhaar masking is done at the point of document capture. You can start your compliance journey now with a free trial.

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Aadhaar Masking in your Web

This is perhaps how the vast majority of aadhaar images are uploaded to your systems. As soon as the images are uploaded, your system can call our Aadhaar masking API to instantly mask the image before they are stored in your backend system, thereby remaining fully compliant with prevailing regulations.

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Batch Aadhaar Masking

While the mobile SDK and Web API provides real time aadhaar masking, we have observed businesses have historical aadhaar images stored in their document management systems. Use our batch aadhaar masking jobs to schedule masking all your historical images in one go. Our aadhaar masking technology has come leaps and bounds and has the highest industry accuracy and speed.

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Aadhaar Masking Image Formats

We support a variety of image formats that are commonly accepted by businesses. We support PDF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, Base 64 formats. Besides, we also support single and multiple sided aadhaar images, straight and rotated images, colour and greyscale aadhaar images, front and back of aadhaar in the same page as well for a successful aadhaar masking.

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Already Masked Image Formats

We have lately seen field agents capturing images and masking them manually by scribbling the 8 digit Aadhaar number with sketch pen or crudely obstructing the eight digits with fingers, pen caps and such like. These are hard problems, until now where we have trained our aadhaar masking models to identify already masked images and push them safely into the masked folders.

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Aadhaar Masking Regulations

Aadhaar and its regulations are governed by UIDAI and followed by numerous regulators such as RBI, IRDAI, TRAI and SEBI. The regulations pretty much mandates every business collecting Aadhaar cards to mask the first eight digits of the Aadhaar number once the KYC is completed. You can refer to the following regulations with regards to Aadhaar masking.

UIDAI regulation on Aadhaar Masking dated 23 October 2018: Ordinance Aadhaar Amendment: F.No.13012/171/2018/Legal/UIDAI/114

RBI regulation on Aadhaar Masking: Master Direction – Know Your Customer (KYC) Direction, 2016 (Updated 29 May 2019): RBI/DBR/2015-16/18, Master Direction DBR.AML.BC.No.81/14.01.001/2015-16 AND Amendment to Master Direction (MD) on KYC: RBI/2018-19/190,DBR.AML.BC.No.39/14.01.001/2018-19

IRDAI regulation on Aadhaar Masking dated 29 January 2019: Allowing of Aadhaar Card as one of the acceptable documents for KYC- under certain conditions: Ref: IRDAI/SDD/Cl R/MISC/020/01/2019

SEBI regulation on Aadhaar Masking dated 24 April 2020: Clarification on Know Your Client (KYC) Process and Use of Technology for KYC: Ref: SEBI/HO/MIRSD/DOP/CIR/P/202

Aadhaar Masking Solution
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Aadhaar Masking?

Aadhaar and its regulations are governed by UIDAI. And as per UIDAI, Aadhaar masking refers to masking or redacting the first eight digits of Aadhaar number – in physical or digital form.

Does Aadhaar Masking apply to all businesses?

Yes, aadhaar masking regulations applies to all businesses, regardless of size or age in India. If you are collecting aadhaar images as proofs from your customers, employees, vendors etc, then you must mask aadhaar before they are stored in your systems or files.

When do I have to mask Aadhaar numbers?

As per regulations, you will have to mask Aadhaar preferably at the point of capture and certainly before storing them permanently in your downstream systems and databases.

Do I have to mask Aadhaar number in video?

Yes. If you are using services such as Video KYC and accept aadhaar images in the video, then you must redact the Aadhaar Number from the Aadhaar card shown in the video.

Can I store unmasked Aadhaar number in my database?

No. You as per regulations you cannot store the full Aadhaar Number in your downstream systems and databases. However, if you are a regulated entity and have an Aadhaar Vault system, you may store the full Aadhaar Number in your vault and then use a surrogate number in your downstream numbers.

Do I have to mask Aadhaar images in my archive?

Yes. Every Aadhaar Card captured historically need to be masked regardless of the age of the application. We recently masked over 10 million (1 crore) historical aadhaar images stored in document management system of a bank in a record time of 90 days. Talk to us to see how we did it.

Can I use technology to mask Aadhaar numbers?

Yes. The good news is that the technology has advanced in recognizing the 12-digit Aadhaar numbers and therefore are able to do detect and mask Aadhaar numbers from images and videos accurately. In the master KYC directive published by RBI, the regulator recommends the use of AI technologies for such tasks. And we are an industry leader in masking aadhaar with over 3 crore aadhaar images masked.

What image formats are supported for masking Aadhaar?

We support PDF, JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, BASE 64, Single or multiple pages and rotated images. Furthermore, we support masking images captured as photocopies, colour or greyscale images, front and back images on the same page, and any quality as long as there is an Aadhaar number visible to mask. More recently, we have also trained and masked incorrect and improperly cropped aadhaar images.

I am not a regulated entity do I still have to mask Aadhaar Numbers?

Yes. Regardless of the industry you are in, you will have to mask/redact Aadhaar numbers as per current regulations. For instance, even if you are just a small start-up taking Aadhaar as proof of identity from employers, the same needs to be masked before filing and storage.

In what ways can you mask Aadhaar images?

We can help you mask aadhaar in three simple ways: We help you mask Aadhaar images you capture from customers using our mobile SDK integrated into your own App (Android and iOS). We help you mask Aadhaar when users upload Aadhaar images as proof of ID on your web or mobile applications using our APIs and we help you mask all your historical Aadhaar images through batch jobs as a one-time step in your own servers.

Can I use your aadhaar masking software without integration?

Yes, if you use our dashboard to initiate KYC checks and obtain Aadhaar images as OVD, we automatically mask the image and display them in the dashboard and in the PDF report that you download as proof of KYC completion. You will remain totally compliant from day 1 when you start using our no code dashboard for your KYC.

How do you handle edge cases for Aadhaar Masking?

While we have one of the highest aadhaar masking accuracies, there are edge cases which the machine simply cannot mask. For example, aadhaar is embedded with multiple ID proofs, also having numbering similar to Aadhaar. For such edge cases, we provide a manual masking tool which will allow users to view and mask them with just a simple tap. Note that the manual masking is not sold separately but as a free add on to our on-premise automated aadhaar masking software.

How much does Aadhaar Masking cost?

We provide a competitive price for one of the most advanced aadhaar masking solutions in the industry with the highest accuracy and speed. Aadhaar masking pricing depends on your mode of deployment (on device, on premise server or our cloud server); batch or real time; and volumes. Please contact our friendly sales team so you can get a custom quote for your exact needs.

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