Directory Services

Harvard operates multiple online directories for easy contact lookup, and identity and access management applications around the University.


Can FAS account names be changed?

The assigned or chosen FAS account or user name can be changed only under very specific conditions:

  • A misspelled user name resulting from an error in our database.
If, for example, John Harvard was misspelled to jharverd, we would correct the spelling error.
  • A legal name change.
Ensure the change has been made with the appropriate Registrar or Personnel Office before requesting the change to your FAS username.

What else do I need to know about MIDAS, Harvard's application for Managing Identity Data & Affiliation Securely?

What are the necessary system requirements for MIDAS?