Identity and Access Management

HarvardKey 3.0 Testing

HUIT rallies to test the HarvardKey 3.0 functionality

September 9, 2016

With just a few days notice, over 50 HUIT employees responded to a request to run through the functionality included in the HarvardKey 3.0 release in a testing session held on Friday, September 9th.  These testers help to refine the actual user experience of activating two-step verification within the HarvardKey self-service application and also to "load test" the new Duo API to ensure large volumes of people could be accommodated setting up two-step verification all at once.  Valuable feedback was collected by the Technology Office's UX team, who facilitated the session.

Class of 2020

Welcome Class of 2020!

August 24, 2016

For the first time in the history of Harvard College, every member of the incoming class had their login credential and email accounts provisioned before they even arrived on campus!  The Class of 2020 claimed their HarvardKeys upon receiving their admissions notices in the spring and used that to access my.harvard. Over the summer, HUIT staff worked with the FAS Registrar's Office to confirm that every freshman had their email account created.

2015: A Banner Debut Year for HarvardKey!

2015: A Banner Debut Year for HarvardKey!

December 17, 2015

2015 has been a sweeping year for Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT), particularly in the area of "technology renewal" — an extensive cross-team effort that brought changes including the new my.harvard portal from the Student Information System program, deployment of the Canvas platform by the Teaching and Learning Technologies program, and rollout of the new HarvardKey authentication system from the Identity & Access Management (IAM) program at HUIT.

ABCD Meeting

IAM Update at October's ABCD Committee

October 2, 2015

The Identity & Access Management (IAM) program at Harvard University Information Technology was pleased to present a first-round look at HarvardKey progress to the University's ABCD Committee, a Harvard-wide association promoting communication and collaboration on technology topics. Close on the heels of the first-wave HarvardKey launch — the new unified Harvard login credential made its debut to the Alumni community on Sep. 22, 2015 — IAM's presentation to ABCD on Oct.

IAM Open House a HUIT Hit

IAM Open House a HUIT Hit

August 14, 2015

Few things sound better on a hot summer's day than taking time out for some ice cream — and at the end of a work day, sharing a scoop with our colleagues across HUIT was an even more delicious recipe. Nearly 100 attendees stopped by the Identity & Access Management program's open house on Thursday, Aug. 13, for treats, talks, and a taste of what's on the IAM program's agenda, from two-step verification and the rollout of HarvardKey (both coming this fall!) to updates on "person of interest" sponsored accounts, migration of IAM services to the cloud, and more.

New MIDAS Release Enables Enhanced Alumni Support

New MIDAS Release Enables Enhanced Alumni Support

July 23, 2015

For Harvard Alumni, a close-knit relationship with the University doesn't end at matriculation — if anything, it strengthens. And when it comes to the information technology resources that help Alumni maintain solid ties with their alma mater, the Identity & Access Management (IAM) team at Harvard University Information Technology is pleased to make a contribution with the release of MIDAS 2.6 on July 21, 2015.