About 7,600 Harvard ID cards that enable access to dorm rooms and other areas that required swipe access, stopped working for a while yesterday due to “a server configuration change.”
The glitch was noticed about 4:30 a.m. but the affected cards were operational again by noon with minimal disruption to students’ lives.
Most of the affected IDs belonged to Harvard staff and people with special IDs, rather than undergraduates. However, Crimson Cash was still accessible while the system was down, said a Harvard spokesperson.
“No data was lost and the integrity of the system was not compromised,” said the spokesperson.
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