eCommons is a set of credentials specific to the Harvard Medical School; you will need eCommons credentials, a username, and password, to connect to email, personal and departmental file servers, course materials, and HMS/HSDM tools such as MyCourses, Qualtrics and Room Scheduling applications, as well as HMS Secure Wireless. 

Review the full list of which login credentials grant access to which University services.

eCommons Registration

  • eCommons IDs are automatically created for those with Harvard IDs issued by Harvard Medical School, Dental School and School of Public Health.
  • Before using an eCommons account it must be registered, which allows a password to be set for the account.
  • Faculty based at HMS affiliated hospitals and employees of HMS Affiliated hospitals are also automatically qualified to register for an eCommons account.
    • Faculty register with their Harvard ID number.
    • HMS affiliate employees register with their email address from an affiliated hospital.
  • People whose Harvard IDs were issued by schools other than the Medical, Dental and School of Public Health who need access to eCommons need to be sponsored for a guest account.
  • Only ID holders from the Medical and Dental Schools are eligible to be sponsors for guest accounts.

Harvard Medical, Dental, and School of Public Health ID Holder Registration for eCommons or MyCourses

  1. Go to https://ecommons.med.harvard.edu/
  2. Click on Obtaining and Account or New User Registration
  3. Click on Register Now
  4. Complete STEP 1 (last name) and STEP 2 using Harvard ID (no other information is necessary) and then Submit. Follow on screen instructions
Staff Employees of Affiliated Hospitals Who Do Not Have Harvard Appointments
  1. Go to https://ecommons.med.harvard.edu
  2. Click on Obtaining and Account or New User Registration
  3. Click on Register Now
  4. Complete STEP 1 (last name) and STEP 3 using Date of Birth or SS# if necessary, (no other information is required) and then Submit
  5. If you are not in our system, click continue and you will be prompted to enter your affiliate email address and continue to complete your registration
Access eCommons using HUID and PIN

You can access also eCommons using your eight-digit Harvard ID Number and PIN or HarvardKey credentials. To do so click on "Harvard PIN and HarvardKey Users Login Here" at https://commons.med.harvard.edu.

Guest Account Registration
  1. Go to http://ecommons.med.harvard.edu
  2. Click on Obtaining and Account or New User Registration
  3. Click on Register Now
  4. Complete STEP 1 (last name) and STEP 2 enter the guest key given to you by your sponsor Submit
  5. If you are not in our system, click continue and you will be prompted to enter your affiliate email address and continue to complete your registration
Change Email Address and Other Information in eCommons/Whitepages

You can also change your email address or other information by going to http://whitepages.med.harvard.edu and logging in with your eCommons credentials.

Note: Changes will not be updated until Human Resources completes the update in the PeopleSoft system.