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Online and Offline Verification

Offline Verification

There are (2) different levels of offline verification:

Level 1: This involves basic card inspection using senses (eye sight & touch) based on the tilt of the card. The following are key areas to look out for:
Visible Inscriptions On The Front Of The Ghanacard:
  • REPUBLIC OF GHANA
  • National Identity Card
  • Surname
  • First Name
  • Middle Names (s)
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Height
  • Randomly- generated Personal ID Number (PIN)
  • Date of expiry

Level 2: Using a Verification Device to Compare the Fingerprints of the Holder To The Fingerprints Stored On The Card For 1:1 Authentication

  • Read the fingerprint stored in the 2D barcode of the card using a barcode reader of the verification device
  • Capture live fingerprint of the cardholder with fingerprint scanner attached to the card reader device.
  • Compare live print with stored print to verify and establish a match.

Online Verification

Requires a Verification Software

  • Launch the verification application to establish a connection with the National database.
  • Enter the Personal Identification Number (PIN) printed on the GhanaCard.
  • The system runs a search and brings up the alphanumeric information associated with the PIN.
  • Cross check the information with what is on the card or provided by the person being authenticated.

Fingerprint Matching Across a Secured Network
  • Launch the verification application to establish a connectional with the National database.
  • Capture live print of the person being verified.
  • The system runs a search to determine whether the person exists in the database and the identity matches the one stored in the system or not.
  • If there is a match, a response is sent back with any additional information required.