Safran Identity & Security combines Mobile Connect authentication platform with Aadhaar

January 30, 2017 - 

Safran Identity & Security and Indian mobile operator Aircel partnered to combine GSMA Mobile Connect, a password-free, trusted and secure log-in solution, with the biometric verification capability of Aadhaar.

Indian citizens are issued Aadhaar’s unique 12-digit identification number by registering their two iris scans, 10 fingerprints and facial biometric data.

Safran’s biometrically-enhanced Mobile Connect enables end users to remotely complete their self-registration, then login to websites and applications without the use of passwords or usernames.

The solution matches the user to their mobile phone, creating a link to the country’s Aadhaar-identity database.

Through their combined capabilities, Safran and Aircel provide seamless and secure access to Aircel’s customer self-service.

“The combination of GSMA Mobile Connect, selfie-check facial authentication and the Aircel app shows how together we can deliver a simple, secure and brilliant solution,” said Sanjeev Shriya, senior vice president of India at Safran Identity & Security. “The response from our customers, the mobile operators, at the GSMA Mobile 360 India event was fantastic. The teamwork to make this happen was remarkable, and we look forward to making such solutions commercially available.”

Safran showcased Mobile Connect at GSMA’s first “Mobile 360 Series India event” last October.

Previously reported, Safran Identity & Security signed a five-year contract with the National Electoral Institute of Mexico (INE) for a multi-biometric identification system and related services to conform and update the Mexican national voter registry.

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