What is a Digital Locker and Do You Need One?

By First Posted: Dec 8, 2018 Sat 11:37 PM
What is a Digital Locker and Do You Need One?
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Have you heard of Digital locker? Well, in the present day, DigiLocker is a dais for issuance and confirmation of documents & certificates in a digital way, therefore eradicating the use of physical documents.

Indian citizens who sign up for a DigiLocker account get a devoted cloud storage space that is connected to their Aadhaar (UIDAI) number. Organizations that are enumerated with Digital Locker can push electronic copies of documents and certificates (e.g. driving license, Voter ID, School certificates) directly into citizens’ lockers. Citizens can also upload perused copies of their legacy documents in their accounts. These legacy documents can be electronically signed using the e-Sign facility.

In this era of pacing data and technology, one needs security to safeguard the information that could hold sensitive information. The main technology mechanisms of the DigiLocker system are:

>Repository: Collection of e-documents that is exposed via standard APIs for secure, real-time access.

>Access Gateway: Secure online mechanism for requesters to access e-documents from various repositories in real-time using URI (Uniform Resource Indicator).

>DigiLocker Portal: Dedicated cloud based personal storage space, linked to each resident’s Aadhaar for storing e-documents, or URIs of e-documents.

So, having a digital locker is actually a way to safeguard any sensitive information without thinking about any leakage or miss-interpretation of data.

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