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Faculty & Staff: LawKey & PennKey Account Help

While at Penn Carey Law, you will make frequent use of two accounts: LawKey & PennKey. Both accounts share the same username, but need to be activated separately. We recommend you pick different passwords for each account.


ALL faculty and staff are required to enroll in Two-Step Verification (aka MFA) for both PennKey and LawKey accounts.

All faculty and staff should also enroll in PennKey SSPR. If you are not enrolled, you may experience delays with password resets.

LawKey & PennKey? What’s the Difference?

Your LawKey is used to access a set of services provided by the Law School including your email and computer log in. Your PennKey is used for the Canvas LMS, AirPennNet, and other resources. Please see below for specifics.


LawKey (Microsoft 365 Account)

  • Law School Computers/Printing
  • Email/Calendar
  • OneDrive
  • SharePoint Online
  • Teams

PennKey Account

  • myCourses & the Canvas LMS
  • Password protected sections of the Law school web site
  • AirPennNet (WiFi)
  • Payroll
  • U@Penn & Penn Portal
  • Central Library Resources
  • The Law Directory

How Do I Change my Password?

  • If you know your LawKey credentials:
  1. Sign in to with your work or school account. Once signed in, click on the Settings icon and then select “Change your password.”
    LawKey Reset Link Screenshot




Help! I Forgot my Password!

  • All faculty/staff should configure their self service password reset options in Office 365. Once configured, if you forgot your LawKey and need to reset, you can do so using the Microsoft 365 password reset tool.
  • For other password reset options, please visit our password reset guide.
  • If you need additional help, please email or call ITS at (215) 898-2589 (Faculty), (215) 898-9140 (Staff).
  • If you are enrolled in PennKey Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR), you can reset your password using the PennKey SSPR Tool
  • If you are not enrolled in SSPR: please email or call ITS at (215) 898-2589 (Faculty), (215) 898-9140 (Staff).

All faculty and staff should enroll in PennKey SSPR. If you are not enrolled, you may experience delays with password resets.

How Do I Get a PennKey?

If you already have your LawKey and need to activate your PennKey, please email or call us at (215) 898-2589 (Faculty), (215) 898-9140 (Staff).

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