Secure Biometric Interface (SBI), previously called MOSIP Device Service (MDS) specification establishes standards/protocols that are necessary for a biometric device to be used in MOSIP. The SBI specification is primarly intented for biometric device manufactures, developers and designers to build MOSIP compliant devices. All devices that collect biometric data should operate within the specification of this document.
SBI service is a software module running on a host that exposes the SBI interface to the host application like a registration client or authentication app. The service must run on any of the ports in the range 4501-4600. The host system could be any operating system - Windows, Android or IOS.
SBI request/response specification
The following communication interfaces are defined:
SBI CL 1.0 and SBI CL 2.0 were previously referred to as L0 and L1 respectively.
Device physical ID
An identification mark that shows MOSIP compliance and a readable unique device serial number (minimum of 12 digits), make and model. The same information has to be available over a 2D QR Code or Barcode. This is to help field support and validation.