An HMS account ID (formerly known as eCommons) is required for access to HMS IT services such as email, collaboration shares, wireless network, research cluster, and theĀ HMS Web Portal. HMS accounts are automatically created for those with a Harvard University ID (HUID) issued by Harvard Medical School, the School of Dental Medicine, and the School of Public Health. Faculty and staff based at HMS-affiliated hospitals also qualify for an HMS account.

Your HMS account credentials consist of your HMS account ID and a password that you set during activation.

Before using an HMS account, it must be activated.

To activate your HMS account, visit the account management page and select Activate your account.