Aadhaar is a unique 12 digit number issued by the government as proof of identification and/or residence for residents in India. The Aadhaar number is linked to each resident - it stores the demographic and biometric information for each individual in a central database. To date, Aadhaar is the world's largest biometric identity system, with 1.2 billion users enrolled thus far.
Aadhaar allows service providers to view their customers' addresses, phone numbers, and other personal details once the customer is authenticated.
Iris is a protected organ, unlike fingerprints does not get affected by what a person does with his or her hands. Hence provides better accuracy for Aadhaar.
Iris works reliably for people across various age groups and occupation, unlike fingerprints that do not work for older people, manual laborers.
Iris has rich pattern which makes it more unique, lowers chances of false accepts compared to fingerprints.
With an ActiveIRIS enabled devices a service provider can get reliable and accurate information about their customers from Aadhaar by simply having them authenticate themselves. Once a customer is authenticated, service providers can view their customer's address, phone number, and other personal details.
ActiveIRIS enabled devices are convenient for both customers and service providers to use.