Accounts, Access & Directories

How can I remove my information from the directory?

Students should contact their Registrar to update their directory privacy preferences.

Faculty and staff should work with their local directory contact to set the directory privacy preferences that determine which data are visible in the public and internal directories. To override your department’s default privacy policies, contact your local human resource professional or email ithelp@harvard.edu.

How do I change my data in the directory?

Students should make changes to name, addresses, listed phone, or official email data through your School Registrar. It may take a couple of days for a local change to display.

Faculty and staff should work with their local directory contact. If you don’t know who that is, you can call (617-495-7777) or email (ithelp@harvard.edu) the Service Desk.

Note that changes to name, job title, or office mailing address must be done through your local HR office. These changes are submitted to central payroll by the local department, where they Read more about How do I change my data in the directory?

How do I obtain "Guest" access to Harvard IT Services?

There are several ways of gaining network access for guests or those people who do not have a Harvard-affiliated identity (e.g., HUID, XID):

  • If the Harvard guest wireless SSID is available, this network is unrestricted, but the speed is limited to allow basic web browsing and email
  • A Harvard-affiliated person can register a device under their identity (assuming responsibility) for access to the network
  • Users affiliated with other participating institutions in the world-wide education roaming access service, eduroam, can use the eduroam  Read more about How do I obtain "Guest" access to Harvard IT Services?