Help for Retirees

Help for Retirees

I need a PennKey

Step 1: Get a Setup Code - You have several options:

  • Pick up a Setup Code in-person at a PennKey Administration Station.
  • You can ask for a Setup Code when you pick up your PennCard.
  • If you are away from campus, you can request that a Setup Code be sent via postal mail to your address of record by using the PennKey Setup Code Service.

Step 2: Use the Setup Code to create your PennKey username and password. Log in to the PennKey registration application with your Setup Code and follow the prompts.

I forgot my PennKey username/password

Log in to the Forgot My PennKey Username application to retrieve your PennKey username.

If you forgot your password, you must reset it yourself using one of the methods described here. No one can retrieve your password or reset it for you.

  • If you previously enrolled in the PennKey Recovery Service, use Reset PennKey Password to reset your password.
  • If you're not enrolled in the PennKey Recovery Service, you must obtain a new Setup Code to reset your PennKey password. For security reasons, Setup Codes will not be sent by email or given out over the phone.
    • ON-CAMPUS: Visit the correct PennKey administration station with the necessary photo IDs.
    • OFF-CAMPUS: Request a setup code using the Setup Code Service. It will be sent to your address of record via postal mail. For security reasons, Setup Codes will not be sent by email or given out over the phone.

TIP: When you reset your password, consider enrolling in the PennKey Recovery Service in order to easily reset a forgotten password online.

My PennKey doesn't work!

Test your PennKey with the Test My PennKey application.

If you can successfully log into the test application:

  • Your PennKey username and password are correct and working. You likely lack the necessary authorization to access a PennKey-protected online resource. Contact the owner of that resource for assistance.

If the Test My PennKey application confirms it is not working:

Where's my PennKey Setup Code?