For Harvard Employees

Why is my HUID/password (PIN) login expiring?

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. Once your HUID/password credential expires, you will no longer be able to access many of your Harvard services until you claim your HarvardKey. Read more about Why is my HUID/password (PIN) login expiring?

I'm an Alumnus/Alumna as well as a Harvard employee. Do I need to claim my HarvardKey?

To access Alumni resources, you must claim your HarvardKey. Once you have claimed your HarvardKey, you can also use it to access resources that you previously accessed with your HUID and its associated password. There is no reason to wait to claim your HarvardKey.

Once you have claimed your HarvardKey, whenever you are served with a HarvardKey login screen, login by selecting the HarvardKey tab and entering your login name and HarvardKey password. This will gain you access to all the resources for which you previously used your HUID and password to access. Alternatively, you can Read more about I'm an Alumnus/Alumna as well as a Harvard employee. Do I need to claim my HarvardKey?

If I claim my HarvardKey because I'm an Alumnus/Alumna as well as employee, what about others in my department?

For the next several months, users who don’t yet have a HarvardKey can still log in to all the same resources by selecting the “HUID” tab on the HarvardKey login screen and entering their HUID and its associated password. Resources for which the PIN login screen has been replaced by the HarvardKey login screen (such as financial systems or HARVie) will work with both HarvardKey/password and HUID/password.There will be no difference in what HarvardKey users and HUID users can access.If you are prompted to enter your HUID and password to access a Harvard system that doesn’t use the Read more about If I claim my HarvardKey because I'm an Alumnus/Alumna as well as employee, what about others in my department?