Thursday, May 2, 2019



As we all know that Aadhar has been an inseparable part of India citizen and we already talked about how to download eAadhar card inmany ways. Now we will tell you about how to validate your signature on your eAadhar card.

Why you have to validate your signature?

An eAadhar with Signature Validity Unknown is just the same scrap of paper. So it is very important to validate your signature as it will make your eAadhar fully authentic and authorized.

What are the steps?

After you have successfully downloaded your eAadhar to your computer, open the PDF file with Adobe Reader from UIDAI Resident Portal. Your password should be either the PIN code you entered during the normal eAadhar downloading procedure or your 8-digits password, consist of 4 first letters of your name together with your year of birth, for your Masked eAadhar. For more details please check on how to download eAadhar and MaskedeAadhar articles.

Next search for the “validity unknown” icon with a question mark, then right click on it. After that select “Signature Properties” on the list and a properties window will appear on your screen.

Click on the ‘’Show Certificate” button and navigate to the “Trust” tab then select "Add to trusted Certificates…" button. You will be brought to a new window and on that window, there are several unchecked boxes, check all of them.

Finally, click “OK” two times then “Validate Signature” and you are done. Easy, right?

Simplified guide on Signature Validation

1. Download your eAadhar in PDF form

2. Open it with your password

3. Click on the “validity unknown” box

4. Select “Signature Properties”

5. Select “Show Certificate”

6. Navigate to “Trust” tab

7. Click on “Add to trusted Certificates…” button

8. Check all the boxes

9. Confirm 2 times then Validate

Congratulation! You have finished your signature validation procedure.

FAQs: Your signature validation on your eAadhar Card

Q: What is my eAadhar password?
A: Either your pin code or an 8-digits password contains your name and birth year, check the articles on how to download Aadhar and Masked Aadhar.

Q: I already click validate my signature but it is still unknown, what should I do?
A: It should be a bug, open the properties window and validate again.

Q: Why do I have to validate my signature?
A: Without validating, your newly printed eAadhar card won't be able to authorize anything.



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