Coming soon: Two-step verification for your Harvard Google account

December 14, 2021

To keep your Harvard Google account, files, and emails safe and secure, we’ll be adding HarvardKey with two-step verification on January 12, 2022. This adds an extra layer of security to your Harvard Google account using the same Duo two-step verification process that you use to sign into your other Harvard apps.

What can I expect?

The way you sign into your Harvard Google account will change after January 12, 2022:

  1. From your browser or app, sign in with your Harvard Gmail address as you normally would. 
  2. You’ll then be prompted to enter your HarvardKey credentials. Sign in with your HarvardKey email address and password. (Please note that your HarvardKey email address may be different to your Harvard Gmail address.)
  3. You’ll receive a prompt to verify your identity through Duo. You can select Trust this browser for 30 days to receive fewer prompts in future.

Where can I get help?

If you have questions or need help, you can contact the HUIT Service Desk or your school’s local IT support.