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Using Your ONID

ONID has a lot of powerful features, and is tied to many aspects of campus life.

Set Up ONID Here

How do I sign in to ONID?

Most of the student online resources at Oregon State use the ONID credentials. This includes Blackboard, Canvas, ONID Email, Online Services, and the ONID settings page.

After completing the sign up for ONID, the last page will display your ONID Username. This generally takes the form of your last name followed by the first letter of your first name, but will vary depending on the length of your name, and if you have a common name.

When signing in with your ONID, make sure and only use your ONID username, and not your full email. For example, if your name is 'John Doe', and your ONID username is 'doej', you would use 'doej' as the username whenever signing in. You will have problems signing in if you try and use your student ID number (931-XXX-XXX). Your password will be the same one you created when registering for ONID.

Here are some common areas you will use your ONID account as a login:

How do I change my ONID Username?

ONID accounts are created for incoming freshmen, and new faculty members. In the course of four (or more!) years with Oregon State, it is quite common for account changes to be required. If you are in need of changing your ONID username, read more on our Name Changes page.

How does ONID printing work?

All ONID printing is now done with BeaverPrint! Information on how to use this tool can be found on our Helpdocs page.

What about ONID web services?

With ONID, you can create, maintain, and control a personal website hosted right on Oregon State servers! Oregon State now has 2GB (per user) of space that can be used for blogging, forums, galleries, or even coursework. These sites are hosted at people.oregonstate.edu/

How do I publish a website?

Creating a website on the ONID web servers is a fairly straightforward (albeit technical) process, and we have outlined what to do on our publishing Your Web Site page.

How do I access the ONID Shell?

ONID has provided a shell server with which to connect, so that students can have some hands on experience with Unix without having to create their own Unix computer. Again, this is a fairly technical topic, so we have outlined the process on our Shell/Unix page.

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