HarvardKey is Here!

HarvardKey is the University's new unified login credential that grants you access to the online Harvard resources you use every day. With HarvardKey, you'll get better security, self-service features, a great user experience, and more.

Ready to claim your HarvardKey? Check the schedule on the right-hand side of this page to see if your School or unit is eligible, or click one of the buttons below to get started.

Harvard Alumni, Claim Your HarvardKey >

If your School or unit isn't yet eligible to claim HarvardKey credentials, you can continue to log in at all HarvardKey login screens using your usual credentials simply by clicking the appropriate tab at the top of the screen.

 

Why HarvardKey?

In the past, studying, teaching, or working at Harvard meant managing dozens of different login names and passwords — enough to make it feel like one institution was actually a multitude of different places. However, it doesn't have to be that way. That’s why the Identity & Access Management program at Harvard University Information Technology is proud to introduce HarvardKey.

 A "single identity for life" spanning the Harvard Community — and a successor to the PIN System — HarvardKey enables access to the applications and services Harvard users need every day using a single login name and password. HarvardKey makes it easier for new users to get started, makes role changes seamless for users who change jobs or classifications, and keeps the Alumni community connected to their alma mater.

Over the autumn and winter of 2015-16, full HarvardKey functionality will be rolled out to users across the University Community; in the meantime, users who haven't yet claimed a HarvardKey can continue to log in at all HarvardKey login screens using their usual credentials simply by clicking the appropriate tab at the top of the screen.

Once you claim your HarvardKey, you'll enjoy benefits including the following:

  • A self-service portal where you can reset your password, set or change recovery email addresses (no more security questions to remember!), and update preferences at any time
  • Optional two-step verification to boosts your security by backing up your login name and password using an easy-to-use smartphone app (or text/phone verification)
  • For newcomers to Harvard, easier onboarding that makes it simpler to verify your identity, set your password, and get started right away

As HarvardKey rollout progresses, keep an eye on this page for the latest updates — and, for people administrators and service desk staff, the training sheets, help desk scripts and other resources you'll need to help end users make the most of their HarvardKey experience.  Want more information in the meantime? Just contact us.