The HUID/password (formerly known as PIN) login type no longer meets current Harvard IT security standards and will be retired over the fall of 2016. HUID/password users who have not yet claimed a HarvardKey are encouraged to do so as soon as possible, and will also be reminded by email in advance of their HUID/password credential expiring.
You can always claim your HarvardKey, even after your HUID/password (formerly known as PIN) credential expires. However, once your HUID/password credential expires, you will no longer be able to access many of your Harvard services until you claim your HarvardKey.
Harvard’s “one identity for life” paradigm means that your HarvardKey remains valid even if you graduate or stop working at the University. If you are a graduating student, your HarvardKey will even automatically roll over to Alumni status upon your graduation, enabling you to access Harvard Alumni Association resources and benefits.