The Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP) helps Governments and other user organizations implement a digital, foundational identity system. Nations can use MOSIP freely as a core to build their own identity systems. Being modular in its architecture, MOSIP provides flexibility to countries in how they implement and configure their systems, and helps avoid vendor lock-in. Anchored at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (IIIT-B), MOSIP harnesses the power of open source and embraces the best practices of scalability, security and privacy.
MOSIP provides the following basic functions:
acquire an individual's identity data
process the identity data to establish uniqueness
generate a Unique Identity Number (UIN)
authenticate an individual's identity where required to provide access to services such as healthcare, education, social security etc.
The key objectives of the MOSIP Platform are to
provide basic framework to create a fully functional identity system
provide flexibility for a country to choose the features from the basic framework according to their requirements
maintain privacy, security and confidentiality of an individual's data
provide a scalable and accessible solution to cater to a wide range of population (a few thousands to tens of millions)