e-Authentication and SSO Framework

Brief Description:
e-Pramaan is an e-Authentication framework, which facilitates multi-factor strong authentication to the users accessing various services using mobile and/or fixed platforms. It is a unique mechanism providing unified log-in facility through SAML 2.0 based Single Sign-On (SSO) for integrated services. The Single Sign-On feature provides registered users a single window access to all services that are integrated with e-Pramaan.

e-Pramaan offers following multi-factor authentication:

  • Password: Text Password and/or Image Password.
  • One Time Password(OTP): Mobile, e-Mail and/or Mobile App.
  • Digital certificate: DSC with Indian CA.
  • Biometrics: Fingerprint and IRIS.

Features of e-Pramaan:

  • Single Sign On (SSO) – Indigenous implementation using SAML 2.0.
  • 2-way authentication - Assures the user about the authenticity of service URL reducing the possibility of phishing attacks.
  • Unified user directory – Departments get a common user base which reduces their efforts for inducting new users and increases awareness of available digital services.
  • Automated user provisioning - Removes the difficulties and delays caused by manually managing user accounts.
  • Identity proof verification – Based on Driving Licence or Aadhaar No. This helps to map a virtual identity to a real one.
  • Multi-device multi-platform support – Available in Java, Dotnet and PHP
  • Single window access to e-Gov services - A single point of reference for end users to avail all available e-Gov services.
  • Flexible authentication chaining schemes - Departments can choose various combinations of authentication types and change this at runtime.
  • Mobile Application – Android app available at the government appstore https://apps.mgov.gov.in
  • Seamless migration to upgraded authentication techniques – Departments can upgrade to new authentication factors at runtime.
  • First Level Authorization - Departments have the provision to map users to roles.

All the above features enable the departments in imparting more data sensitive services to rightful users.

e-Pramaan- Services and Products:

As Centralized Service As standalone Service As Product
Password (Text / Image)
One Time Password (OTP) (SMS/Email/App)
Digital Signature Authentication
Aadhaar Based Biometrics (Fingerprint / Iris)
Single Sign On with Password and OTP
Single Sign On with All Auth Factors

Potential Client Domains

  • e-Gov Portals including e-District and PSU.
  • Banking and Finance.
  • Healthcare.
  • e-Commerce.
  • Education and Training.
  • Direct Benefit Schemes.
  • Energy and Utilities.
  • Telecom.

Contact Details for Techno Commercial Information:

www.epramaan.gov.in         epramaan[at]cdac[dot]in