FAQ

  • Who owns the India Stack?
    Each API within the India Stack collection is owned by a separate entity, which owns the specification, and the governance of that API. For instance, the Aadhaar authentication, and eKYC APIs are owned by the UIDAI. Similarly, the UPI API is owned by the NPCI.
  • What is the role of iSPIRT in the India Stack?

    iSPIRT believes that Open APIs unlock complex value chains and trigger increased innovation. Using Open APIs, small teams inside Govt. or in the private sector can build relevant solutions to address Indian problems.

    To advance Open APIs, iSPIRT helps the owner of the API, on a pro-bono basis, with creation of specifications, evangelisation, and popularisation. iSPIRT also helps developers embrace these APIs by facilitating hackathons and building community generated documentation and support.

  • Who operates the India Stack?
    Each owner of the API is responsible for operating the API, and governing it.
  • Who operates the India Stack?
    Each owner of the API is responsible for operating the API, and governing it.
  • How can I connect my application to the India Stack?
    Depending on the application, and the APIs to be used, the software developer needs to work with the API owners to connect to it. Each API has it’s own requirements on access, connectivity, usage and charges.
  • Where can I get more information about the India Stack?

    Each API owner has a website which provides information to developers. However, to ease onboarding for new developers, iSPIRT operates the website: indiastack.org which provides multiple resources, including links to the content on the various APIs.

    iSPIRT also helps to evangelise the India Stack - both online, and offline. We have conducted web hangouts, as well as speak at various forums regarding the India Stack.

  • Where can I get more information about each API?
    Each API owner provides information on the API. The indiastack.org website aggregates this information in one place, and provides links to the documentation.
  • What is the iSpirt business model?
    iSPIRT is a not-for-profit industry think tank founded by key participants and proponents of the indian software product industry. It is an enabler of a strong ecosystem. With Open APIs in general, and with India Stack specifically, these APIs will provide a foundation for the development of India specific products and solutions, and hence they are a part of the iSpirt mission to build India as a software product nation.