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    PennKey Overview


PennKey is the user login ID for Knowledge Link. PennKeys are distributed by the University of Pennsylvania. Click the links in the left-hand menu for details on obtaining and setting up your PennKey.


If you already have a PennKey, use the Quick Links below for the most common functions.


Looking for PennKey help for University students, staff, and faculty? Click here.


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NOTE: The University of Pennsylvania requires that all University faculty and staff complete TWO-STEP VERIFICATION when creating their Pennkey. Health System employees are not required to complete two-step verification set up. If you choose to set it up, you will be required to authenticate via two-step verification every time you log into Knowledge Link. If you enroll in two-step verification and would like to unenroll, please click here for instructions.


For help with your Pennkey, you may also contact the Service Desk at 215-662-7474 or use our KL Support Request Form.