3.12 Home Affairs National Identification System (HANIS)

The HANIS method is for the citizens of South Africa. This method enables you to enroll the personal identification number or passport number issued by Home Affairs National Identification System. When you try to authenticate on any device, the presented fingerprint is matched with the enrolled fingerprint available. If the fingerprints match, you are authenticated successfully.

NOTE:If the Passport number or National ID is not registered in the repository for a user profile, then the HANIS method is not enrolled automatically. However, you can manually enroll the HANIS method from the Add Authenticator section.

3.12.1 Enrolling the HANIS Authenticator

  1. Click the HANIS icon in Add Authenticator.

  2. (Optional) Specify a comment related to the authenticator in Comment.

  3. (Optional) Select the preferred category from Category.

  4. Specify the passport number or national ID in ID/Passport number.

  5. Specify the mobile number in Phone number.

  6. Click Save.

    A message Authenticator "HANIS" added is displayed.

NOTE:An administrator has the privilege to hide the ID/Passport and Phone number to prevent users from providing new details that are not registered in the repository.

3.12.2 Testing the HANIS Authenticator

  1. Click the HANIS icon in Enrolled Authenticators.

  2. Click Test.

    A message Place your finger on the reader is displayed.

  3. Place or swipe your finger on the reader.

    A message Authenticator "HANIS" passed the test is displayed. If the fingerprints are not identical, a message Fingerprint Mismatch is displayed.

    Table 3-5 HANIS authenticator - error messages


    Possible Cause and Workaround

    Fingerprint Service is not available

    The Advanced Authentication Device Service is not installed. Ensure to install Advanced Authentication Device Service and try authenticating again.

    Fingerprint reader is not connected

    The fingerprint reader or vendor specific drivers are not connected properly. Ensure that the fingerprint reader and vendor specific drivers are connected properly to the machine.

    The fingerprint capture does not comply with the size standard, image size should be 400 x 400 at least

    The fingerprint reader captured images are not according to the standard size. Ensure to use a reader that provides clear fingerprint image.