Here’s All You Need to Know About DigiLocker

DigiLocker is a product of government for the public that’s aimed at the digitization of documents, i.e. e-documents which can be easily accessed by the individuals and shared with government departments and other organizations for official purposes.

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DigiLocker Basics

An individual can create an account on DigiLocker with their Aadhaar number and get 1 GB worth of secure and dedicated cloud storage. They can store e-documents and also e-sign them if needed.

DigiLocker was created to remove the hassle of carrying physical documents to various government departments for official purposes and to improve the authenticity of the documents.

The Process

You can sign up for the DigiLocker service by visiting https://digitallocker.gov.in Having an Aadhaar card is a must for registration. The process can be made even simpler if you have a mobile number registered with UIDAI.

You can create two types of authentication methods for granting access to your DigiLocker. These are- fingerprint and OTP. However, the latter can only be used if your mobile number is registered with UIDAI.

  • To set up the fingerprint method you will need a fingerprint device through which you can provide your thumb impression. This will be verified and if approved, you will be taken to the next page where you can set your username and password for the DigiLocker.
  • To set up the OTP method you can simply request for OTP which you can validate on the website. Once the verification step is completed you will be taken to the username and password set-up page.

After completing the sign-up process, you can upload your documents to the DigiLocker under the “My Documents” section. You can upload birth certificates, education certificates, etc. However, you will need to enter the details of the documents you upload.

Note: The maximum file size allowed for the digital documents is 1 MB. The only formats allowed are pdf, jpg, jpeg, bmp, png, and gif.