Monday, March 11, 2013

Types of VFabric-GemFire Configurations

This post is to talk about types of configurations.
How to configure distributed system and cache properties for your vFabric GemFire installation.
For your applications, it provides guidance for writing code to manage your cache and distributed system connection, data regions, and data entries, including custom classes.
  • Distributed System and Cache Configuration
    To work with your vFabric GemFire applications, you use a combination of configuration files and application code.
    1. Distributed System Members
      Distributed system members are programs that connect to a vFabric GemFire distributed system. You configure members to belong to a single distributed system, and you can optionally configure them to be clients or servers to members in other distributed systems, and to communicate with other distributed systems.
    2. Options for Configuring the Distributed System
      GemFire provides a default distributed system configuration, for out-of-the-box systems. To use non-default configurations and to fine-tune your member communication, you will customize your system configuration. You can use a mix of various options for customizing your distributed system configuration.
    3. Options for Configuring the Cache and Data Regions
      To populate your vFabric GemFire cache and fine-tune its storage and distribution behavior, you need to define cached data regions and provide custom configuration for the cache and regions.
    4. Local and Remote Membership and Caching
      For many vFabric GemFire discussions, you need to understand the difference between local and remote membership and caching.
  • Cache Management
    The vFabric GemFire cache is the entry point to GemFire caching management. GemFire provides different APIs and XML configuration models to support the behaviors of different members.
    1. Introduction to Cache Management
      The cache provides in-memory storage and management for your data.
    2. Managing a Peer or Server Cache
      You start your peer or server cache using a combination of XML declarations and API calls. Close the cache when you are done.
    3. Managing a Client Cache
      You have several options for client cache configuration. Start your client cache using a combination of XML declarations and API calls. Close the client cache when you are done.
    4. Managing a Cache in a Secure System
      When you create your cache in a secure system, you provide credentials to the connection process for authentication by already-running, secure members. Clients connect to secure servers. Peers are authenticated by secure locators or peer members.
    5. Managing Region Services for Multiple Secure Users
      In a secure system, you can create clients with multiple, secure connections to the servers from each client. The most common use case is a GemFire client embedded in an application server that supports data requests from many users. Each user may be authorized to access a subset of data on the servers. For example, customer users may be allowed to see and update only their own orders and shipments.
    6. Launching an Application after Initializing the Cache
      You can specify a callback application that is launched after the cache initialization.
  • Data Regions
    The region is the core building block of the vFabric GemFire distributed system. All cached data is organized into data regions and you do all of your data puts, gets, and querying activities against them.

    1. Data Region Management
      GemFire provides different APIs and XML configuration models to support configuration and management of your data regions.
    2. Creating a Region with gfsh
      A simple and fast way to create a data region in the vFabric GemFire cache is to use the gfsh command-line tool.
    3. Creating a Region Through the cache.xml File
      A common way to create a data region in the vFabric GemFire cache is through cache.xml declarations.
    4. Creating a Region Through the API
      You can use the GemFire caching API to create regions in your cache after startup. For run-time region creation, you need to use the API.
    5. Region Naming
      To get the full range of vFabric GemFire capabilities for your cached data regions, follow Gem Fire's region naming guidelines.
    6. Region Shortcuts and Custom Named Region Attributes
      GemFire provides region shortcut settings, with preset region configurations for the most common region types. For the easiest configuration, start with a shortcut setting and customize as needed. You can also store your own custom configurations in the cache for use by multiple regions.
    7. Storing and Retrieving Region Shortcuts and Custom Named Region Attributes
      Use these examples to get started with GemFire region shortcuts.
    8. Managing Region Attributes
      Use region attributes to fine-tune the region configuration provided by the region shortcut settings.
    9. Creating Custom Attributes for Regions and Entries
      Use custom attributes to store information related to your region or its entries in your cache. These attributes are only visible to the local application and are not distributed.
  • Data Entries
    The data entry is the key/value pair where you store your data. You can manage your entries individually and in batches. To use domain objects for your entry values and keys, you need to follow vFabric GemFire requirements for data storage and distribution.
    1. Managing Data Entries
      Program your applications to create, modify, and manage your cached data entries.
    2. Requirements for Using Custom Classes in Data Caching
      Follow these guidelines to use custom domain classes for your cached entry keys and values.
Contributed by VMware.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Cutting the cable: Wireless charging becomes a reality


Thanks to Lucas Mearian

Qi standard, emerging technology bringing wireless mobile device charging capabilities to PCs, furniture and cars

Imagine sitting down at work, plopping a mobile device on the desk and having it wirelessly charge itself while, at the same time, synchronizing new data to your PC.

In that world, one could also wirelessly charge a phone set on a car's dashboard or armrest while it plays music through the speakers, and never have to search for the one open electrical outlet at the coffee shop or airport.

That world may not be too far off for the masses of smartphone, tablet and other mobile device users.

With the launch of the Windows Phone 8-based Lumia 920 smartphone last week, embedded wireless charging is hitting the U.S. mainstream.

The built-in wireless charging capabilities offered in the Nokia 920 doesn't require that widgets be plugged into the USB port of a smartphone in order to charge it from a magnetic induction power pad. That's the typical wireless charging process today.

The Lumia 920 only has to be laid on a power pad to be charged.

Charging Pads

William Stofega, an IDC mobile device analyst, said wireless charging pad business is currently dominated by Duracell's Powermat technology, which is based on magnetic induction technology, one of two forms of wireless charging.


Duracell's Powermat wireless phone charger

But that choice is likely to change soon, thanks in part to the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi (pronounced "chee") open wireless charging standard, Stofega said.

Already, some products from 120 companies are certified as compliant with the Qi standard.

The certified products run the gamut, from the LG Optimus LTE2 andPanasonic Eluga smartphones, to charging pads, gaming controllers, Blu-ray Disc recorders, smartphone docking speakers, automobile phone chargers, alarm clocks, battery packs and charging modules that can be installed in tabletops and furniture.

Magnetic induction vs. resonance charging

Analysts note, though, that there are some slight differences in the Qi-compliant wireless charging products being developed today.

Some use magnetic induction charging techniques, which require that the mobile device be in contact with a charging device. Others use resonance charging, which allows a mobile device to be placed near the power source for charging.

Magnetic induction charging uses two coils: a transmitter coil and a receiver coil. Alternating current in the transmitter coil generates a magnetic field, which induces a voltage in the receiver coil.

In contrast, resonance charging offers wireless AC transmission to a device at a distance ranging from 5mm to 40 millimeters (about 1.5-in) from the power source.

Resonance charging is based on the same transmitter/receiver coil technology as magnetic induction, but it transmits the power at a greater distance. So, for example, a mobile device could be charged when laid next to a laptop with resonance charging capability.

To date, there are no resonance-charging devices available, according to Stofega. But that may soon change as Intel ramps up its wireless chip development.

Intel Labs first demonstrated in 2008 technology that could wirelessly charge mobile devices. Intel's Wireless Charging Technology (WCT) would let a user charge a smartphone wirelessly from a notebook PC. Intel late last monthannounced a partnership with Integrated Device Technology Corp. (IDT) to develop chipsets for WCT products.

Products using the chipsets are expected to come out in 2013, Intel said.

Some reports have said the next Apple MacBook laptop will have wireless charging capability based on the Intel-IDT technology.

"[The jointly developed] product is important and new because it leads to a solution that isn't limited to inductive charging and 'smartphone on a charging mat' usage," Intel spokesman Dan Snyder wrote in a blog post.

"Although we are not yet giving out timeframes for consumer products with WCT enabled, IDT has stated they will be delivering their full chipset solution for reference design work in early 2013," Snyder added. "The ecosystem is already excited about this technology so we assume there will be a race to the finish line for sure."

Currently, wireless chargers can supply up to 5 watts of power, the equivalent of most USB-style chargers available today. By comparison, a USB port on a laptop, which shares it's bandwidth with data I/O, offers only 2.5 watts of power.

Some of the latest USB chargers, however, offer fast charging with 10 watts of power.

The Wireless Power Consortium is already working to extend its Qi specification to allow 10 watt power charging, said Menno Treffers, chairman of WPC.

"In the U.S., you're seeing smartphones [with wireless charging] taking off this quarter," Treffers said. "Europe will be a little later than the U.S."

In Japan, where the wireless charging market is more mature, several companies have put out combination products, where a single system can be used to charge a device while transferring data.

For example, TDK this week released a Bluetooth enabled speaker that also uses magnetic induction to power mobile phones while also playing music stored on them.

Wireless charging speaker

TDK's wireless charging speaker

Treffers said automobile manufacturers can be expected to add wireless charging technology to cars.

"The automobile industry needs to start now because there's a long [development] lead time," Treffers said. "If you want wireless charging in your car this year, you would have had to have started production last year."

The Qi standard


The Qi symbol that will appear on products

The Wireless Power Consortium published the version 1.1 of the Qi open wireless charging standard in March, 2012.


Laptops and charging devices supporting the standard can charge mobile devices that are placed on, or near them using either magnetic induction or resonance charging.

According to WPC, there are 8.5 million Qi capable devices sold worldwide. The largest market for wireless charging is Japan, where it's almost impossible to purchase a mobile phone without the capability embedded in it, Treffers said.

Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney called the Qi standard "a strong, and sorely needed means for wireless charging."

Though several key vendors, including Apple and Samsung, have yet to announce support for the Qi Standard, Dulaney believes it already has the necessary backing to move forward.

According to Intel, an Ultrabook user could soon simply use WCT detection software on a PC to charge a nearby smartphone. Coupling takes place between the two devices and energy begins to seamlessly and wirelessly flow from the Ultrabook to the smartphone.

"Within an hour, you have recharged your smartphone sufficiently to make it through the afternoon. No more wires or chargers," Intel said.

The Qi specification is also aimed at technology used automotive systems to avoid interference with wireless systems like Bluetooth. The Qi standard also is expected to be adopted by wireless payment systems, combining powering and data transfer.

"The technology has improved to the point where it takes just about as long to charge your device wirelessly as it does with a cable," Dulaney said. "And combined with Bluetooth you really could see a day where you could give up the cables in your bag."

Lucas Mearian covers storage, disaster recovery and business continuity, financial services infrastructure and health care IT for Computerworld. Follow Lucas on Twitter at Twitter@lucasmearian, or subscribe to Lucas's RSS feed Mearian RSS. His e-mail address is

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Remove Windows 8 from a dual-boot configuration


Thanks to Greg Shultz.

In the last couple of blog posts, I’ve shown you how to set up Windows 7 and Windows 8 Release Preview in a dual-boot configuration. In Dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8, I showed you how to set up a dual-boot configuration by repartitioning your hard disk. In Dual-boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 using a VHD, I showed you how to set up a dual-boot configuration by using a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk), which can only be done in Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise.

At some point in time before October 26, 2012, you’ll need to stop using the Windows 8 Release Preview as it will stop working. Not exactly sure what will happen, but if it is like most of Microsoft’s free evaluations, one or all of the following will occur: the desktop background will turn black and you will see a notification indicating that the system is not genuine, or the PC will automatically shut down every hour without allowing you to save any work in progress. As such, you’re going to want to remove Windows 8 Release Preview from your system.

In this article, I’ll show you how to remove Windows 8 from a dual-boot configuration. As I do, I’ll show you how to remove it from both the partition and the VHD methods.

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Be safe

Removing Windows 8 from a dual-boot configuration should be a relatively straightforward operation; however, just to be on the safe side, I strongly recommend that you back up your data files before you proceed. If you followed my instructions in the earlier dual-boot articles, you should already a complete image of your hard disk via the System Image tool. Even so, having a current backup of any data files will ensure that nothing will be lost if anything out of the ordinary were to occur as you follow the steps for removing Windows 8 from a dual-boot configuration.

Removing Windows 8 from the boot loader

You’ll remove Windows 8 from the boot loader from within Windows 7. So the first thing you will do is boot into Windows 7.

As you may know, Windows Vista, 7 and 8 use what is known as the boot loader architecture in order to boot up the operating system. In a nutshell, the boot loader architecture consists of the Boot Configuration Data database and three components:

The Windows Boot Manager (Bootmgr.exe)
The Windows operating system loader (Winload.exe), and
The Windows resume loader (Winresume.exe)

When you set up a dual-boot configuration by installing Windows 8 into an existing Windows 7 configuration, the installation procedure creates the boot menu by adding entries to the Boot Configuration Data database. Now, as the computer boots up, the Windows Boot Manager loads first and reads the Boot Configuration Data and uses the information it finds in the database to display the boot menu. When a selection is made, the Windows Boot Manager retrieves information about how to boot that operating system and then passes the information over to the appropriate Windows operating system loader or Windows resume loader, as the case may be.

As a part of this boot loader architecture, Windows provides you with a command line tool called the Boot Configuration Data Store Editor (BCDEdit.exe), which you can use to view and edit the Boot Configuration Data database. Now, since all we will be doing is removing Windows 8 from the menu, we can just use the System Configuration tool. It’s much easier than using Boot Configuration Data Store Editor to perform the removal operation.


Even though we will use the System Configuration tool to remove Windows 8 from the boot loader, for educational purposes, let’s take a moment to use Boot Configuration Data Store Editor just to take a peek at the boot menu in the Boot Configuration Data database.

You need to launch BCDEdit.exe from a Command Prompt with Administrator privileges. To do so, click the Start button and type cmd in the Start search box. When you see CMD appear the results pane, right click on it and select the Run as Administrator command. When you do, you will encounter a UAC and will have to work through it. Once the Administrator Command Prompt appears, just type bcdedit and press [Enter]. You’ll then see the commands that make up the boot menu in the Boot Configuration Data database.

In Figure A, you’ll see the boot menu for a Windows 8 VHD. As you can see, the instructions in the Windows 8 section of the menu specify the Windows8RP VHD file as the device to boot from.

Figure A

This is a boot menu for dual-booting Windows 8 from a VHD.

In Figure B, you see the boot menu for a Windows 8 partition. As you can see, the instructions in the Windows 8 section of the menu specify the F: partition as the device to boot from.

Figure B

This is a boot menu for dual-booting Windows 8 from a partition.

At this point, go ahead and close Administrator Command Prompt window.

System Configuration

As I mentioned, the easiest way to remove Windows 8 from the menu is to use the System Configuration tool. To launch the System Configuration tool, click the Start button, and typemsconfig in the Start search box. When you see msconfig appear at the top of the results pane, just press [Enter]. When the System Configuration window appears, select the Boot tab and you’ll see that Windows 8 is listed as the Default OS and that Windows 7 is listed as the Current OS, as shown in Figure C.

Figure C

You can easily remove Windows 8 from the boot loader using the System Configuration tool.

The first thing that you need to do is make Windows 7 the Default OS. To do so, select the Windows 7 entry and click the Set as default button. When you do, you’ll see that Windows 7 is listed as both the Current OS and the Default OS. To continue, select the Windows 8 entry, as shown in Figure D, and then click the Delete button.

Figure D

Once you select the Windows 8 entry, just click the Delete button.

As soon as you do, the Windows 8 entry will be removed. When you click OK, you’ll be prompted to restart your computer, as shown in Figure E. Just click the Restart button.

Figure E

You’ll be prompted to restart your computer after deleting the Windows 8 entry.

When your system restarts, it will boot right into Windows 7 - you will not see a menu. If you wish, you can re-open the Administrator Command Prompt, type bcdedit, press [Enter], and you’ll see that the commands for Windows 8 are no longer on the Boot Configuration Data database’s boot menu, as shown in Figure F.

Figure F

The Windows 8 section will not appear on the Boot Configuration Data database’s boot menu.

Removing the partition

To remove the Windows 8 partition and reallocate the disk space, you’ll use the Disk Management tool. To begin, click the Start button, type Disk Management in the Search box, and press [Enter] when Create and format hard disk partitions appears in the result pane.  When Disk Management launches, right click on the Windows 8 partition and select the Delete Volume command, as shown in Figure G.

Figure G

Right click on the Windows 8 partition and select the Delete Volume command.

When you do, Disk Management will prompt you twice to confirm the Delete Volume operation, as shown in Figure H. At this point, you’ll see that the area is now marked as Free space. If at a later date you want to install the real version of Windows 8, you can leave the space as it is.

Figure H

You’ll see two prompts before Disk Management will delete the volume.

However, if you want to regain the space, you’ll right-click on the Free space and select the Delete Partition command. When you do, Disk Management will prompt you to confirm the Delete Partition operation, as shown in Figure I.

Figure I

If you want to regain the space, right-click on the Free space and select the Delete Partition command.

Once the partition has been deleted, right-click your Windows 7 partition and select the Extend Volume command, as shown in Figure J. When you do, the Extend Volume Wizard will launch.

Figure J

Use the Extend Volume command to launch the Extend Volume Wizard.

The Extend Volume Wizard consists of three screens, which are shown in Figure K. The second screen will be filled in for you and in most cases you will just go with the default settings.

Figure K

The Extend Volume Wizard consists of three screens and in most cases you will just go with the default settings.

Once the volume has been extended, you’ll see that all of the free space has been reallocated to your primary hard disk, as shown in Figure L.

Figure L

You should be right back where you started.

Deleting the VHD

If you installed Windows 8 to a bootable VHD in either Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise, all you have to do is locate the VHD file and delete it as shown in Figure M.

Figure M

You can just delete the VHD file.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Add/Remove Programs from RUN

Add/Remove Programs

Administrative Tools
control admintools

Automatic Updates

Bluetooth Transfer Wizard


Certificate Manager

Character Map

Check Disk Utility

Clipboard Viewer

Command Prompt

Component Services

Computer Management


Device Manager

Direct X Control Panel (If Installed)*

Direct X Troubleshooter

Disk Cleanup Utility

Disk Defragment

Disk Management

Disk Partition Manager

Display Properties
control desktop

Display Properties

Display Properties (w/Appearance Tab Preselected)
control color

Dr. Watson System Troubleshooting Utility

Driver Verifier Utility

Event Viewer

File Signature Verification Tool


Folders Properties
control folders

control fonts
Fonts Folder

Free Cell Card Game

Game Controllers

Group Policy Editor (XP Prof)

Hearts Card Game

Iexpress Wizard

Indexing Service

Internet Properties

IP Configuration (Display Connection Configuration)
ipconfig /all

IP Configuration (Display DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /displaydns

IP Configuration (Delete DNS Cache Contents)
ipconfig /flushdns

IP Configuration (Release All Connections)
ipconfig /release

IP Configuration (Renew All Connections)
ipconfig /renew

IP Configuration (Refreshes DHCP & Re-Registers DNS)
ipconfig /registerdns

IP Configuration (Display DHCP Class ID)
ipconfig /showclassid

IP Configuration (Modifies DHCP Class ID)
ipconfig /setclassid

Java Control Panel (If Installed)

Java Control Panel (If Installed)

Keyboard Properties
control keyboard

Local Security Settings

Local Users and Groups

Logs You Out Of Windows

Microsoft Chat

Minesweeper Game

Mouse Properties
control mouse

Mouse Properties

Network Connections
control netconnections

Network Connections

Network Setup Wizard


Nview Desktop Manager (If Installed)

Object Packager

ODBC Data Source Administrator

On Screen Keyboard

Opens AC3 Filter (If Installed)

Password Properties

Performance Monitor

Performance Monitor

Phone and Modem Options

Power Configuration

Printers and Faxes
control printers

Printers Folder

Private Character Editor

Quicktime (If Installed)

Regional Settings

Registry Editor

Registry Editor

Remote Desktop

Removable Storage

Removable Storage Operator Requests

Resultant Set of Policy (XP Prof)

Scanners and Cameras

Scheduled Tasks
control schedtasks

Security Center


Shared Folders

Shuts Down Windows

Sounds and Audio

Spider Solitare Card Game

SQL Client Configuration

System Configuration Editorsysedit

System Configuration Utility

System File Checker Utility (Scan Immediately)
sfc /scannow

System File Checker Utility (Scan Once At Next Boot)
sfc /scanonce

System File Checker Utility (Scan On Every Boot)
sfc /scanboot

System File Checker Utility (Return to Default Setting)
sfc /revert

System File Checker Utility (Purge File Cache)
sfc /purgecache

System File Checker Utility (Set Cache Size to size x)
sfc /cachesize=x

System Properties

Task Manager

Telnet Client

User Account Management

Utility Manager

Windows Firewall

Windows Magnifier

Windows Management Infrastructure

Windows System Security Tool

Windows Update Launches

Windows XP Tour Wizard


Get 50 GB Drop Box every time you Flash a Rom


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Just flash Samsung official JB ROM in your Phone & register Drop box with new email from DropBox app in your phone.

You will get 50 GB every time you flashing the ROM now I got 500 GB and all mapped together :)

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How To Remove Windows License Valid For 90 days From Win 8 Enterprise Eval

Step 1 - Run My Wcp Watermark Editor As Administrator
And Change Setting
Edition - Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation
Build - %ws Build %ws
Start Mode (Test/Safe)
Test Mode
Safe Mode
Restriction Note
Evaluation Copy
For Testing Purpose Only
Edition - Windows 8 Enterprise (Erase Evaluation)
Build - %ws Build %ws
Start Mode (Test/Safe)
Erase Test Mode and nothing write here
Erase Safe Mode and nothing write here
Restriction Note
Erase Evaluation Copy and nothing write here
Erase For Testing Purpose Only and nothing write here
Step 2
Run Windows 8 Eval 2 Kms(x64\x32) As Administrator
and click Install
Step 3
Run FIX_P8.25 As Administrator
After Applying Whole Process Your Windows 8 Enterprise Is Permanently Activated
thanks to Newbie

Saturday, March 2, 2013

How to Get Aadhar Card Anywhere in India/ Information on Aadhar Enrollment/Application Form, Procedure, Checking Status

With the mission of providing each and every resident of India a unique identification the ambitious project of UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India) was set in February 2009 with its chairman being former IT czar Nandan Nilekani.

The association of Mr. Nandan is very important in this project as the government wanted to send the right message upfront that they are very serious about the project, and also it required a visionary leader such as him who is well-versed with the overall Information Technology scenario, which is an essential part of collecting and safely storing information of more than a billion citizens.

To be frank, India is far too late in the scene of providing unique ID's to all of its citizen. Countries like Belgium, Bulgaria, and Turkey have made it compulsory for their citizens to get the National Identification numbers at birth. Parents must get their National IDs for their children immediately after their birth.

Whereas in United States to some extent the Social Security Number can be associated with the national identities. SSN is not compulsory but over the years for all banking and taxation purposes SSN's are mandatory. So, in a way it can be dubbed as unique identity in United States.

There are some what 63 other nations in the world where some kind of UID's are already in place and more and more countries through out the world are starting to issue some kind of national identities to their citizens and for India it is a clear case of better late than never.

The closest our government came to provide a unique ID to every citizen is the PAN card number which every citizen can apply for unlike the Voter ID card which can only be applied when one reaches the age of 18. But we all know how much bad is the status of PAN cards; we constantly hear about various scams or where people can easily get more than one PAN number for them.

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Read This Page in Bengali

First of its Kind in the World

It is true that several other countries have some or the other national identity number but no other country in the world has ever started such an operation which with the ambition of enrolling more than a billion individuals. Each and every individual will get a 12-digit unique ID number which will be helpful for any citizen to easily migrate to other places without worrying to get fresh or to renew existing identities.

It will also be a first of its kind in a way because that it will store biometric and demographic data of the applicant, which will involve iris and fingerprint scan and photograph. No other country in the world has sought to collect both the iris and fingerprint of its citizens.

Collection of all this data will be done with top-quality modern tech devices and the data will be stored in an economical way in a centralized location so that agencies from the government as well as private agencies can get the information accessed. But only a "Yes" or "No"; it won't provide each and every information of you to be exploited.

Also, never before any government in the world has ever spent such amount of money or is planning to spent such huge amounts of money. At the time of writing a total of 2000 Crore rupees has been allotted to the agency for its operation. According to various reports the project could cost anywhere between 7 billion to 33 billion rupees.

Aadhar Information From the Official Site

Sr. No.

What Aadhar is?

What Aadhar is not?


A 12 Digit Number

Just Another Card


It is for Every Individual, Including Infants

One Per Family


Enables identification, and is for every resident

Establishes citizenship and is only for Indians


Will collect demographic and biometric information to establish uniqueness of individual

Will collect profiling information such as caste, religion, language





For every resident, irrespective of existing documentation

Only for individuals who posseses identification documents


Eah individual will be given a single unique ID number

Indiviual can obtain multiple Aadhar


UIDAI will enable a universal identity infrastructure that any ID based application like ration card, passport etc. can use

Aadhar's will replace all other IDs


UIDAI will give a "Yes" or "No" response for any identification authentication requires

UIDAI information will be accessible to public and private agencies

Explanation of the Above Table

It is not just another card for a specific purpose. In the larger context it can be used in the future for many purposes.
Aadhar can be applied for every one; even for a new born baby or for a 90 year old person. For children below the age of 5 there won't be collection of any biometric information such as iris or fingerprint scan. Their UID will be linked with their parents UID and once they turn 5 they will have to update their ID's with biometric information. Biometrics will have to be updated once again when they turn 15. As for differently abled people who cannot provide their biometric information their will be other markers that will be used instead of biometric information.
It is not like other cards where the holder of the card is a citizen of India, it is for every resident whether he may be an Indian or foreigner (though for foreigners they have still not started to issue cards).
It won't collect your information related to your caste etc. But it will collect your biometric and demographic data.
UID's are not mandatory and it is not necessary for every individual to have it. But as experts suggest that invariably it will be required by many government and private agencies in the time to come. So, it is better that you get enrolled.
Yes, it is for every individual irrespective of their existing documentation. That is, if a person does not have any previous documentation then he/she can also get their Aadhar. (For more information on this see the 2nd point of "How to Get Aadhar Card Anywhere in India" section on this page).
Each and every individual is allowed to get only one Aadhar card or so as to say that he/she will not be able to get more than one UID. This is particularly true because it records the biometric information of the applicants. So, getting a fake Aadhar card is next to impossible until we come across a big scam.
It is a general misconception that in the times to come UID will replace all other ID's that we use now. It will just make easier for people to get their unique identification anywhere in India. Aadhar cards won't replace your driver's license nor it will render your Voter ID useless.
The information that you will share will not be available to use by government agencies or private agencies to profile you instead it will just provide a cursory yes or no identification. That is your information will not be available for use of others.

Reader's Choice

Do you think Aadhar will be successful?

Yes, the government is doing the right thing to provide every citizen a unique identification.
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How to Get Aadhar Card Anywhere in India

Every resident will have a Aadhar card with a unique number, a 12 digit number which will serve its holder a proof of identity and proof of address all over India.

The 12-digit number displayed on it is your unique ID number which in the system will be a 16-digit number with four digits as a prefix digit. The rest four digit will not be displayed on your card and it is only for the usage of the database and the servers.

1) Any resident can walk in to the nearest enrollment center and get themselves enrolled for an Aadhar card. Nearly every city or town will have an enrollment center or most probably the nearest major town or village will have an enrollment center.

Find the nearest Aadhar Center near your place

Find Aadhar enrollment center in Maharashtra

Just visit the above link to find your nearest UID center in Maharashtra. You can search by your village, town or your district. On the right side there is also a search box where you can enter your pin code to find the nearest center.

Find Aadhar enrollment center in Delhi

Takes you to a online spreadsheet from where you can easily search and find the nearest center.

Find Aadhar enrollment center in Madhya Pradesh

Online spreadsheet where you will find the nearest UID center in Madhya Pradesh.

Find Aadhar enrollment center in Chandigarh

Download the spreadsheet to find the nearest center in Chandigarh area.

Find the nearest Aadhar center anywhere in India

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2) Walk-in with your identity proof for address (PoA) and proof of identity (PoI) documents.

Even if you don't have any other identification then also you can get the card by one or the other method mentioned below:

The UIDAI has in place a system called Indroducer System.

If the head of your family has any documentation then he/she can first enroll and then after getting their card he/she can introduce you as a family member.

The second method is where a introducer who is appointed by the registrars or directly by the authority can introduce people who don't have such identification documents. This is specifically helpful for poor people who until now didn't had any such documents. There is a large section of people in remote areas where people don't even can produce a proof of address or proof of identity. This system is primarily helpful for those.

The below documents qualify as documents of identity to get UID

Proof of Address documents

Proof of Identity documents



Bank Statement/Passbook

PAN Card

Post Office Account Statement/Passbook

Ration/PDS Photo Card

Ration Card

Voter ID

Voter ID

Driving License

Driving License

Government Photo ID

Government Photo ID

NREGS Job Card

Electricity Bill (not older than 3 months)

Photo ID issued by Recognized Educational Institution

Water Bill (not older than 3 months)

Arms License

Telephone Landline Bill (not older than 3 months)

Photo Bank ATM Card

Property Tax Receipt (not older than 3 months)

Photo Credit Card

Credit Card Statement (not older than 3 months)

Pensioner Photo Card

Insurance Policy

Freedom Fighter Photo Card

Signed Letter having Photo from Bank on letterhead

Kisan Photo Passbook

Signed Letter having Photo issued by registered Company on letterhead

CGHS / ECHS Photo Card

Signed Letter having Photo issued by Recognized Educational Institution on

Address Card having Name and Photo issued by Department of Posts

Certificate of Identity having photo issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

Other Documents that are also applicable


NREGS Job Card

Arms License

Pensioner Card

Freedom Fighter Card

Kissan Passbook


Certificate of Address having photo issued by MP or MLA or Group A Gazetted Officer on letterhead

Certificate of Address issued by Village Panchayat head or its equivalent authority (for rural areas)

Income Tax Assessment Order

Vehicle Registration Certificate

Registered Sale / Lease /Rent Agreement

Address Card having Photo issued by Department of Posts

Caste and Domicile Certificate having Photo issued by State Govt

Supported Proof of DoB Documents

Birth Certificate

SSLC Book/Certificate


Certificate of Date of Birth issued by Group A Gazetted Officer on official letter

What information is neccessary to get Aadhar Card

1) Name

2) Date of Birth

3) Gender

4) Address

5) Parent/Guardian details (required for children, adults may provide)

6) Contact details phone and email (optional)

7) Photo

8) 10 finger prints (Not necessary for children below age 5)

9) Iris - Not necessary for children below age 5

Download Aadhar Application Form

Aadhar (UID) Application Form

When you reach the nearest enrollment center with your documents of identity and address proof, keep in mind that you don't require a hard-copy of your photograph, the enrollment officer will himself take your photo using a webcam and that photo will be used in your UID card.

The adjacent table gives a list of information that you should provide in the application form. The form only needs basic information details such as name, address, parents name, contact details and your biometric information which will be collected right at the enrollment center itself, so you need not worry about the biometric information.

Just get your documents Xerox and original along with the application form filled and process will not take much of your time, maybe 30 minutes or so.

You can download the aadhar application form from the link given on the right side of this text and print it or take a xerox of it so as other members of your family can use the form.

Aadhar Application Form Looks Like This (Click Enlarge Image)

Aadhar Application Form

Aadhar Application Form

Sample Enrollment Procedure

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A resident just like you provides documents of POI and POA to the enrollment officerThe enrollment officer enters data in the system such as your name, address etc.After the officer enters data you'll have to verify the data so as to proceed further.The resident's photo is being captured by the in-built web camera.Then comes biometric information such as Iris CaptureAnd fingerprints captureFinger print capture of right handThumbnail captureAfter that the enrolling officer will record his/her own finger print.After completion of the procedure you'll get an acknowledgement receipt which look like this.

A resident just like you provides documents of POI and POA to the enrollment officer

A resident just like you provides documents of POI and POA to the enrollment officer

3) After filing the form with the necessary details just hand it over to the officer who will then take your biometric information and record it.

4) The officer will also ask for your verification of the data which you or any member of your family can do on your behalf. You have to see that every information of yours have been entered correctly.

5) You will get an acknowledgement slip and a temporary enrollment number from which you can check the status of your application.

6) That's it you are now done with it. The documents that you have given will be verified and your Aadhar card will land up at your doorstep in anywhere between 60 to 90 days to you by post.

Aadhar Status - Link to check status of your application
Interactive self service portal for UID Status

Checking the Status of Aadhar Card

You have the option to check the status of your Aadhar card online and get details as to in which stage is your application.

To check the status you'll need:

Enrollment Number
Date and Time of your Application

Just enter the above details and the captcha code to get the details of your application. The above information will be on your receipt which you get when you applied.

You can also check the status of your application offline by calling the contact center. Besides you can also register your complaints and get more information of the project.

Voice – 1800-180-1947

By calling the above toll-free number you can check the status or register your complaints, if any.

Fax – 080-2353 1947

Fax number if you want to send some documents in between the process of your application. Fax number will be used only in rare conditions.

Letters – PO Box 1947, GPO Bangalore - 560001

You can also post your letters with suggestions, complaints, grievances that you may on this address.

Email -

Same goes with the email ID.

Sample Aadhar Card - Your Card Will Look Like This / There Are Also Other Versions Apart From This

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Sample Aadhar CardAnother sample of Aadhar Card

Another sample of Aadhar Card

Another sample of Aadhar Card

Source: From Outlook Magazine

Changing or Correcting Information From Your Aadhar Card

So, you got your Aadhar card and found that there are some changes required. Or another scenario can be that you have changed your address or are planning to relocate somewhere else. Or for some other reasons you want to change some other information, there can be 'n' number of reasons.

As the process is totally done electronically and you yourself (or some other person on your behalf) have to verify the information entered at the time of enrollment, after which the information is only verified centrally and your card may be either be issued or it may get rejected (which is rare if you have correct documents).

So the chances are that your card was issued correctly but now as circumstances have changed and you would like to get your card edited or corrected. Then this may not be a good news for you because there is still not a process in place to get information in your card edited or changed.

The UIDAI is constantly evolving the whole process and there will soon be a process by which you will be able make corrections in your card but also can view your own information in real-time. At this point in time there is no such procedure where you can change or edit your information in the card.