Introduction

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)

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