DigiLocker Review – Usability and Security
Digital locker system launched by Indian government to securely store documents online, has received good response since its beta launch in Feb 2015. The locker can be used by anyone. What you just need is a Mobile number. Locker can be linked to Aadhar Number for individualised services from govt of India.
YOU WILL GET 1 GB OF STORAGE SPACE IN THE LOCKER
This online data storing system is managed by “National eGovernance Division Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India”.Following is a detailed review of DigiLocker. We will be considering Usability, security and signup process.
SIGNUP AND LOGIN TO DIGILOCKER
Signing up is easy – we can easily register with our mobile number. Your mobile number will be registered by sending an OTP (one-time password) which we need to input to the site.Then we have to choose a username & password. This will create your user account.
After your account is successfully created, you can either provide your Aadhaar
number (issued by UIDAI) to avail additional services or just upload documents.You can sign in or login here.
What you can do with digilocker:
Access your documents anytime, anywhere
Share documents digitally for verification
eSign documents (which is similar to self-attestation)
Benefits of using DigiLocker (advantages of Digilocker over Dropbox / Google drive)
Indian Citizens can access their digital documents anytime, anywhere and share it online. This is convenient and time saving.
Digital Locker makes it easier to validate the authenticity of documents as they are issued directly by
the registered issuers.Thus making govt admin process easier
Self-uploaded documents can be digitally signed using the eSign facility (which is similar to the
process of self-attestation).
Mobile application enables us to manage documents from anywhere.
Security (Technical details) of Locker
Following is the security measures used in the system
- 256 Bit SSL Encryption
- Mobile Authentication based Sign Up
- ISO 27001 certified Data Centre
- Data Redundancy
- Timed Log Out
- Security Audit