The Weizmann Institute employs RSA SecurID password technologies to enforce secure authentication when accessing resources from outside the Institute.
One such technology, SecurID OTP (One Time Password), is a time-based, server synchronized mechanism that issues a temporary password, which can be used only once, during a limited (one minute) timeframe. No more than one SecurID can be allocated to each individual user, for use on a single device only.
To gain access to a secure service, you must enter a valid SecurID passcode, which comprises the following two numbers:
- Your 4-digit PIN
- The 8-digit number currently displayed in your SecurID app on your mobile device.
You must define your PIN the first time you use your new SecurID.
Obtaining your SecurID
To obtain a SecurID, your department administrator must register you via Internal Services, for the RSA Soft Token service.
As this authentication method produces an audit trail that cannot be erased, you may be held accountable for recorded unauthorized activities performed with your SecurID. Avoid any such unauthorized use of your identity and access privileges by protecting the secrecy of your PIN (do not share it with anyone) and keeping the SecurID card in your possession at all times.
Should you happen to forget your PIN, follow these instructions.