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Welcome to HarvardKey — Harvard's Authentication System

A "single identity for life" spanning the Harvard Community, the HarvardKey authentication system enables access to a wide range of applications and services Harvard users need every day using a single login name and password. Managed by the Identity & Access Management (IAM) program at Harvard University Information Technology, HarvardKey superseded the University's PIN System in September 2015.

Over the autumn and winter of 2015, 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.

For Harvard Alumni, HarvardKey replaces your old alumni.harvard login name and password (as of September 22, 2015) for access to a variety of new and improved online features to help you connect with the Harvard community, including the new Harvard Alumni Directory, an updated and more shareable Class Notes section, and an enhanced Discussion Forums offering.

Please browse the documentation on this site, including FAQs, materials for Harvard application developers looking to use HarvardKey, and other help resources. Questions about HarvardKey? Need assistance that can't be found on this site? Contact the HUIT Help Desk at 617.495.9000 or ithelp@harvard.edu