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The importance of ‘National Digital Identity’ to provision public services to the citizens of a country and inclusive growth is fairly established. It is recognized as part of the UN sustainable digital goals (SDG) and various researchers have looked into the impact and relevance of such systems. Despite that not more than 5% of the countries globally are having comprehensive digital identity systems. Several such projects are facing major difficulties and implementation hurdles globally. There are cases where such projects have been abandoned. Countries such as India have implemented their national digital identity project as a platform with almost complete population coverage and most public services linked to it. This research analyses the architecture and design of such a digital identity platform through the lens of architectural leverage and generativity using the design science and General Morphological Analysis (GMA) approach. The learning’s are relevant for policy makers and technology designers to incorporate in their national digital identity initiatives.