Harvard will soon require the use of two-step verification to access many University resources and applications, including VPN. Don't wait until the deadline, activate two-step verification now: huit.harvard.edu/twostep.
Two-step verification will become required for everyone using HarvardKey this fall. Harvard accounts are actively stolen for fraud and intelligence gathering daily. Two-step verification uses a pre-registered device in your possession, such as your smartphone, to confirm your identity when you log in with HarvardKey. That way, even if your password is stolen, cybercriminals can't get into your account without having that device as well. Two-step verification takes just a few minutes to set up, is easy to use, and in most cases requires your second step just monthly. Read more about Two-step verification will soon be required for HarvardKey
On June 1st we completed the 100% Plan so that everyone in these locations has been migrated to the HarvardKey: FAS, GSAS, GSD, GSE, HDS, HSPH, RAD and SEAS. The other schools (HBS, HKS, HLS, HMS and HSDM) are working towards moving everyone over by this summer. Soon, the last outstanding population (Library Special Borrowers) will also be able to claim their HarvardKey. Read more about HarvardKey Update
On March 16th users at the Harvard Business School became eligible to claim a HarvardKey (to replace their HUID/PIN credential). The final two populations not yet on HarvardKey (Harvard Kennedy School and Library Special Borrowers) will be able to claim later this year. Fourteen Central Administration groups and the Harvard Divinity School went through the deadline process in February and are now at 100% claimed. Other schools that were involved in last summer’s security breach will also have a claiming deadline this spring. Read more about HarvardKey Keeps Rolling!
HarvardKey is the University’s new unified credential for accessing your desktop, email, and most University applications and online resources with a single, convenient login name and password. HarvardKey also offers an easy-to-use self-service portal for managing your account, giving you full control to change your password and update your recovery information in case you forget your login details. HarvardKey also provides optional two-step verification to keep your data, and the sensitive data you manage, even more secure.
HarvardKey is here! Following the HUIT Identity & Access Management program’s successful release Nov. 12, users in FAS, Central Admin, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Design, the Divinity School, the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are now able to claim a HarvardKey account to gain access to the University applications and services they use every day. Read more about HarvardKey Rollout Gives Another 50,000 Users Access to New Unified Login Credential
HarvardKey is nearly here! A single credential spanning nearly the entire Harvard Community — and a replacement for the current PIN System — HarvardKey gives users one identity for life that enables access to the applications and services Harvard users need every day. HarvardKey makes it easier for new users to get started, makes role changes seamless for users who change roles, jobs, or classifications, and keeps the Alumni community connected to their alma mater. Read more about HarvardKey is Coming This Fall!
Introducing HarvardKey — a new approach to account management that gives you and your users access to your Harvard desktop, email, and web-based tools and resources with just one username and password. Beginning in Summer 2015 for a preliminary group of users, key.harvard.edu will be home to tools for people administrators, a self-claim app for new users, a self-service portal for existing users, and an immediately recognizable login screen to identify trusted systems that accept HarvardKey credentials. Read more about HarvardKey is Coming!
The Identity and Access Management (IAM) team at Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is pleased to announce that beginning July 9, 2014, all Persons of Interest (POIs) new to Harvard will be issued Harvard ID (HUID) numbers using the IDGen system. IDGen has a built-in matching algorithm that greatly reduces the incidence of duplicates, while the previous method of issuing POI-specific Harvard ID numbers that begin with a leading zero lacked a programmatic check for potential identity matches. Read more about Change to How HUIDs Are Assigned Gives New Harvard “Persons of Interest” One ID for Life