A PennKey is an individual's username and an associated password within the PennKey authentication system. A PennKey is required to authenticate your identity for access to many of Penn's electronic resources. Your PennKey is based on your PennName, a unique identifier for usernames on many Penn systems. PennNames can be changed only under the following circumstances:

-- A legal name change
-- A PennName is deemed offensive to the Penn community
-- Reported email harassment or threats that warrant a change

If you need to make a change to your Pennkey and your circumstance fits the above criteria please fill out our help form.