Identity and Access Management

POI Policy Updates

August 9, 2021

After rollout of the POI Policy and Portal last month we received a number of policy questions and requests for exceptions. This feedback was brought to the POI Policy Working Group and several revisions were made to the policy that go into effect today.  We’ve summarized these changes below.

1) Reinstitute the Visitor role to support COVID testing
The Visitor role has been reinstated to support...

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New Director of Identity & Access Management Services Named

November 18, 2020

Jason Snyder, HUIT's Chief Technology Officer has announced that Gretchen Gingo will take over as the new Director of Identity and Access Management Services, effective 12/7/2020.  His email announcement follows:

Identity and Access Management services are a critical component for the University application portfolio and the first line of defense for application security. Jane Hill’s retirement at the end of December is impactful – she personifies IAM  - she has led with thoughtfulness, partnership, and expertise.  ...

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Harvard Key Light Project Underway

March 19, 2020
The Identity & Access Management Team has begun work on a new project 'Harvard Key Light'.  The vision for this initiative is to enable an extended population of current and prospective Harvard users to readily access University online resources through simplified and secure processes that improve the user experience and promote active collaboration across and beyond Harvard. 

We know there are additional populations with an affiliation to Harvard who might not have a HUID but need access to online resources, so we plan to offer a service to help...

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Wiki leverages Group Services

January 19, 2018

Harvard Wiki has integrated with Group Services which enables wiki administrators to apply site permissions to groups of people. This replaces the prior use of iSties groups. As of January 10, 2018, IAM Group Services is live in the wiki and iSites groups are no longer in use. This milestone is the result of collaboration efforts...

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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.  ...

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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 @college.harvard.edu email account created.  The Class of 2020 is going to be...

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