Welcome to DigiLocker – Citizen’s Digital Document Wallet
DigiLocker is your personal digital document wallet where you can safely store and access your authentic documents directly from the issuer.
In our last blog, we discussed how to sign up for DigiLocker. This article will cover how to sign in and keep your account access safe and secure.
After you have created an account, you can sign in to DigiLocker for easy access to your documents. You can sign in using your registered mobile number or Aadhaar along with your special pin that you set during sign up. You’ll receive an OTP on your registered mobile number. Upon submission, you will be redirected to your User Dashboard.
Please note: If you have simply registered using your mobile number, you will only have access to drive. If you have registered with both your mobile number and Aadhaar, then you get access to authenticate documents directly from the issuer as well. You can add your Aadhaar number to your DigiLocker account anytime.
If you wish to use Digilocker on the PC, you’ll need to sign in every time. However, when you use it on your mobile phone, you don’t need to sign in again and again, it remains logged in until you decide to logout.
So, it becomes necessary that you add a layer of protection to your DigiLocker on your phone, especially if other people are also using your device. To ensure that your important documents are safe, you can add an MPIN, which only you know, so that your documents are readily available whenever you want to access them, and they don’t get into the wrong hands, even if your mobile phone does!
To add MPIN, choose ‘Security’ from ‘Settings’ under ‘Menu’. Select ‘Use MPIN lock’ and then click ‘Continue’, and you’ll be able to create a 4-digit MPIN for your DigiLocker app. Re-enter the MPIN in the subsequent window to set the MPIN.
We recommend that you use MPIN at all times, however, If you don’t want to use MPIN, you can disable it by going to the ‘disable app lock’ option under security settings, and authenticating this change using your set MPIN