Policy Information

HarvardKey Credential Eligibility

Anyone with a Harvard University ID number (HUID) may request credentials for HarvardKey, but may or may not have access to any particular application. HarvardKey provides an authentication service only, not an authorization service. Authorization (eligibility) to use an application is dependent upon the individual's status and affiliation within the University and with a particular application. HarvardKey provides authorization services based on group membership.  For additional information, please contact iam_help@harvard.edu.

Eligibility for Use of HarvardKey Authentication Services

Eligible applications must be in alignment with the mission of Harvard University.  All registrations with authentication and authorization services are subject to review and approval  All applications -- academic, administrative, research -- are strongly advised to use HarvardKey authentication per Harvard University Security Policy.  Student supported applications must obtain approval from senior leadership of their school.  The requirements per school vary. Not all schools have established criteria at this time. Businesses or organizations that are not part of Harvard University may not use Harvard authentication services. Questions may be addressed to iam_help@harvard.edu

All applications must register for use of HarvardKey authentication and authorization services and are subject to an administrative review.  All application owners should familiarize themselves with HUIT's security policies. 

Last Updated:  February 14, 2020