What is e-Pramaan?
e-Pramaan is a standards based National Single Sign-on (SSO) platform, which facilitates authentication and security of users accessing various government services on mobile and fixed platforms. It is a unique mechanism providing unified log-in facility through SAML 2.0 based Single Sign-On (SSO) for national as well as state level applications in an integrated manner. e-Pramaan offers multi-factor authentication using (password, OTP, digital certificate and biometrics), with additional features comprising configurable chaining of authentication factors, web-site authentication, Aadhaar-based user identity verification and PAN-based identity verification.
With rapid digitization of government services and acceleration of initiatives such as Digital India, identity verification and authenticity of users accessing e-Gov services is of paramount importance. Moreover, user privacy and information confidentiality necessitate mapping of each virtual entity with an individual. Hence, identity management has become crucial for e-Governance services.
e-Pramaan is a comprehensive framework designed to work in tandem with projects like Aadhaar. It aims to consolidate disparate identity documents across government departments including driving license, PAN, voter ID, etc. under a single digital profile. This will instill confidence amongst departments to impart more and more data sensitive services to rightful users. The Single Sign-On feature provides registered users a single window access to all government services minimising their efforts in maintaining multiple usernames and credentials.