Accounts

Why do I need a user account?

User accounts are used to access email, classes, and personal information. Your ONID account is used to access classes and the ONID email account. It can also get you access to the VPN? client.

Your OSU ID? and GAP? number gives you access to view your personal information stored with the University, as well as register for classes, view financial aid information and even your payment information. These can also be viewed by inputting your ONID username and password if you are currently affiliated with the school.

What kinds of accounts are there?

There are three main types of accounts, the OSU ID/GAP number "account," ONID account, and Exchange? account. Generally only OSU employees have Exchange accounts.

Where can I access these accounts?

You can access the accounts at the following locations.

OSU ID/GAP: http://infosu.oregonstate.edu/login

ONID: http://onid.oregonstate.edu/

Exchange: https://exmail.oregonstate.edu/exchange

ONID - OSU Network ID

What is ONID?

a quick guide for students - Get Connected to OSU systems and email
a quick guide for employees - Get Connected to OSU systems and email

OSU Network Identification (ONID) is a universal computer account available to all OSU students and employees.

You get a free email address with your ONID account, but ONID is much more than email. With an ONID username and password, you also get access to University technology services, the wireless network, Blackboard, ResNet, IS computer labs, and the Interlibrary Loan.

For more information visit Using Your ONID webpage.

Who can get an ONID account?

Note: Spouses of OSU employees are Affiliates, not Associates. Affiliates are not eligible for ONID accounts.

Why get an ONID account?

How can I sign up for ONID?

Instructions are available on Getting Started with ONID.

How long can I keep my ONID account?

For students, one term after you stop taking classes your account is deactivated. After two terms, your account is completely removed. If you are a graduating student however, you get to keep your ONID email for a full year after you graduate.

For faculty, your account is deactivated two months after your employee status is set to "terminated". One term after that, your account is deleted.

More information about ONID account termination can be found on the FAQ page.

Getting Started with ONID

Introduction

To get started with ONID, it is recommended you read through the Acceptable Use Policy, as this is the contract you agree with when creating an ONID account.  You can also view the ONID Frequently Asked Questions or browse any of the ONID related pages on this site for more information.

You no longer need to setup a GAP? (General Access Pin) before creating your ONID account. To create your ONID account you can use the directions on the following web page.

After you complete those steps, you ONID account will have been created and you will immediately be able to use your ONID account to:

  • Log into Blackboard
  • Send an email
  • Register a device for Internet access
  • Many more things!

 

Please be sure to take time and review the acceptable use policy provided by OSU

OSU Acceptable Use Policy

ONID Sign-Up Instructions

Before You Sign Up

How Do I Set Up My ONID

Finished Signing Up

Trouble Signing Up

Before you sign up:

  • Make sure you are eligible for an ONID account. (link opens in a new window)
  • Make sure that you know your OSU ID.
    • Students - Your OSU ID number was emailed to you by the OSU Admissions Office after your OSU application was submitted. It was also mailed to you in your acceptance packet from OSU or was given to you in your hiring paperwork.
    • Employees - Your OSU ID number is provided a number of ways. The number is located on your ID card, delivered by your supervisor or through a new hire e-mail. 
  • Get a piece of paper so you can write down your account information (your username, e-mail address, web site, etc).
  • If you've done the above, you're ready to go

How Do I Set Up My ONID (OSU Network ID) Account?

  1. To activate your ONID account, you need to go to:  OR
    To verify your identity by entering your:
    • OSU ID Number
    • Birth date
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    Then click Submit. ONID Sign Up Step 1
  2. Read OSU's Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Policy, and click "I Agree"
  3. Set A Password:
    • Read the instructions and create a password that meets the restrictions.
    • Enter your password a second time.
    • Click Set Password.
    ONID Sign Up Step 2
  4. Enter Alternate Contact Information:
    • Enter your cell phone number.
    • Enter an alternate email address.
    • Click Submit.
      • This information will be used to contact your in the event that you forget your ONID password.
      • You are NOT required to enter in information if you do not want to, but it may cause resetting a forgotten password much more difficult.
      • You ARE allowed to fill out only one field.
      • These CAN be changed later.
    ONID Sign Up Step 4
  5. Configure Junk Email Options:
    • Verify that the default options are set.
    • Adjust them according to your preference.
    • Click Set Spam Blocking Options.
    ONID Sign Up Step 5
  6. ONID Account Successfully Created
    • Your ONID account should have been successfully created.
    ONID Sign Up Step 6

Finished signing up for an account? Want to learn more?

FAQ - Questions and Answers that you may have.

Using your ONID - Services provided for ONID users.

ONID E-mail - Read your email how you want.

Trouble signing up for an account?

Students

Please note if you are a new student and have just registered for classes you may need to wait up to 6 hours for the registration system to update ONID before you can sign up for your ONID account. Updates occur at 2AM, 8AM, 2PM, and 8PM Pacific Time.

Employees

Your new hire paperwork must be processed by Human Resources before you are eligible for an ONID account.

ONID Help

What is ONID?

MyONID is the web interface used to view and modify many settings related to your ONID e-mail, web space, and printing. From this site you can also visit the ONID Webmail interface.

Who can use ONID?

Anyone who has a valid ONID account can login to, and use the MyONID interface.

Learn about who is eligible for an ONID account.

How do I access ONID?

Go to http://onid.oregonstate.edu/ and click the "Login to ONID" link on the left (just below the "ONID - OSU Network ID" banner). After entering your ONID username and password, you will be greeted with the MyONID web interface.

How do I use ONID?

The ONID links can be a little mysterious when you first visit the page.  Below are explanations of what you can do in each section:

 


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ONID Email:

This link will redirect your web browser to the appropriate page where you check ONID email.

  • Please be aware that what you do with your email here is final.  If you delete an email here, you are deleting it from the server.  In very few cases, email can be recovered - but please do not count on it being possible - be careful with your email account!

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Disk Quota:

The Disk Quota page will display: your current disk space usage; how much disk space is allotted (currently 2GB or 2048MB); and when your ONID disk space is set to expire. This is the most accurate way to determine your ONID disk space usage.


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Mail Quota:

The Mail Quota page lists the amount of space your ONID e-mail is currently using, the mailbox quota (currently 500 MB), as well as the Limit (aka Hard Cap) at which you will no longer receive email.

A table is also available, showing the breakdown of your space usage by folder. Nested folders will look like this:

Inbox.SubFolder.SubFolder

Corresponds to the following (in the web interface):

Inbox
|-Subfolder
   |-Subfolder


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Manage Mail:

Manage Mail controls your forwarding, spam block, Filters, and Out of Office settings.

To learn more about how to use this section, view our Manage Mail Help.


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Print Usage:

Aside from a detailed list of all of your print jobs, you can also see what your current Pages Printed count is (both for the current billing period, and lifetime), your last print location, your current balance, and your last billed date. You are provided at first with a brief summary of all your print jobs, if you want to view a more detailed list click on "Detailed List of Print Jobs" which resides under the table.

This section is very useful if you are trying to figure out where that extra expense on your University bill came from, and the detailed list can help you view everything you've ever billed to your ONID account.


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Edit Quick Links:

Quick Links are the list of websites found on the first page of ONID (under the "MyONID Info" section). You can create as many as 25 links to websites that you frequently visit.  Class websites, research sites, library links are all useful links. This can be a very handy tool if you frequently access class websites that  have long URL's or are difficult to remember.


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Web Database:

ONID and Central Web Services have combined forces to bring every student access to a MySQL database (current version 4.1) for use with many different server side applications. A few examples being a forum, photo gallery, blog, and pretty much any other database heavy web application!

From here you can modify your database administrator username, password, your database password, and even find useful links to sites related to the MySQL technology being provided.


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Change Password:

A list of the requirements for creating a password, as well as a brief explanation for the security policies is given on this page. Below that, you will find a place to reset your password. You must enter your current password, then type a new one twice. The included password strength meter allows for you to see how strong a password your selection is. You should always aim for the "Strongest" level.

Change ONID Password

ONID is currently undergoing a change that will allow users to change a forgotten password eaiser then previously. This means that there are currently more ways to change a password than the normal methods.

IF you have NOT changed your password after September 12th, and have NOT entered in alternate contact information, follow the directions in the first link below.

IF you have changed your password or created your ONID account AFTER September 12th, follow the directions in the second link below.

IF you have NOT changed your password after September 12th, but HAVE entered in alternate contact information you will also need to use the second link below.

Change/Reset ONID Password - Modified before Sept. 12th 2012

If your ONID account was created before Septemeber 11th 2012 follow the directions below to change or reset your ONID password.

How To Reset/Change Your ONID Password

If you know your current password:

  1. Go to http://onid.oregonstate.edu/
  2. Click "Login To ONID" in the left hand column.
  3. Login with your current ONID credentials.
  4. Click "Change Password" in the left hand column.
  5. Follow the steps to changing your password.

NOTE: This Method will still work if your ONID password has expired 

If you do not know your username or password:

  1. Go to http://onid.oregonstate.edu/
  2. Click "Change Password" in the left hand column.
  3. Chose the second option that says "If you do NOT know your username or password, click here..."
  4. Fill in the Identify Yourself information (OSU ID? #, BirthDate, First Name, Last Name)
  5. You will be taken to a page where it states "You have not set your Alternate Contact Information..."
  6. Click on the link which state "use the old password reset method"
    (You can use the videos below for an easy refernce for steps 7 & 8)
  7. Fill in your OSU ID Number and the General Access Pin (GAP?, 6 Digits) and click Submit
  8. You will then be asked to enter a new password twice and then click submit.

Video Tutorials

If you know your current or expired password:

If your password is lost / forgotten:

More tutorial videos are found here.

Change/Reset ONID Password - Modified after Sept. 11th 2012

If you know your current password:

  1. Go to http://onid.oregonstate.edu/
  2. Click "Login To ONID" in the left hand column.
  3. Login with your current ONID credentials.
  4. Click "Change Password" in the left hand column.
  5. Follow the steps to changing your password.

NOTE: This Method will still work if your ONID password has expired 

If you don't know your current password:

If your ONID password was last modified after September 11th 2012 walk through the tutorial to change or reset your password using the links below.

ONID Password Reset: Identify Yourself

  1. To start the process for resetting a forgotten password for your account, you will need to go to:
  2. Click on the Login to ONID, and then click the link, Help! I forgot my password, below the login field.  
  3. You will need to fill in your OSU ID? (from your ID card), birth date, first name, and last name, then click the Submit button.

Identify Yourself for ONID sign up (OSU ID Number, Birth date, First Name, Last Name)

Password Reset (New)

  1. If you have entered alternate contact information you will be presented with a Send PIN button, click this button and you will receive either a text and/or email, depending on what you provided as your alternate contact info, with a 6-Digit pin code.
  2. Put the pin code into the input field and then click the Submit button.

    Password Rest (Send Pin Button, Pin Confirmation Field)

Setting a new ONID password

  1. The next page will ask you to create a new password. Type in your password twice and then click the "set password" button.

  2. Note: Please remember to read the restrictions and suggestions prior to creating your new password. Also pay attention to the password strength meter to make sure you have a strong password

    ONID Password Change Form (new password field, new password (again) field)

  3. Once you have click "set password" you will should be taken to a page that states your password has been successfully changed and you have now completed your ONID password reset

  4. Passwird changed Page

Manage Mail

Manage Mail allows you to control your spam block, filters, and Out of Office settings. You may also forward your ONID email to a different OSU email address.

How do I access Manage Mail?

  1. Go to http://onid.oregonstate.edu
  2. Click the "Login to ONID" link on the left (just below the "ONID - OSU Network ID" banner).
  3. After successfully logging in, click on the link on the left titled "Manage Mail."

How do I use Manage Mail?

From the Manage Mail page, you can modify the following areas of your ONID email account:

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Mail Forwarding

Any email address entered in the text field will send all email sent to your <username>@onid.oregonstate.edu address to the entered address. This can be handy if you have another college email, or have an email account setup on a desktop application (such as Outlook), as you will only have to go to one place to find your email.

There are some risks with forwarding your ONID email. We recommend that you avoid using non-University email addresses as your forward (hotmail, gmail, yahoo, etc) as we cannot guarantee the delivery of email to that address. This is mostly due to spam outbreaks, which cause our mail servers to be blocked by some email providers.

If you do set your mail to forward off campus, it is highly recommended that you check the "Keep a copy of each forwarded message on ONID" box. This is useful in the situation where the forwarded address blocks email from ONID, as you will still be able to find your email in the web interface.

If you are using Google Mail for OSU, visit the forwarding mail from Google Mail page.

To enable mail forwarding -

  1. Go to the ONID webpage (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
  2. Click "Login to ONID."
  3. After you have successfully logged in, select "Manage Mail" from the menu.
  4. Enter or change your e-mail address that you wish to forward to under "Mail Forwarding."
  5. Click the "Set Mail Forwarding" button.

    1. You can also elect to keep a copy of your email on ONID by checking “Keep a copy of each forwarded message on ONID"

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Spam Assassin

Spam Assassin is an email filter that detects spam and moves it to a folder outside of your main inbox folder (moves flagged email to "junk-mail"). To learn more about spam assassin's features, or how it works, you can visit the publishers site at SpamAssassin.com

To enable Spam Assassin, you must check the "Use Spam Assassin" box.

If you'd like Spam Assassin to automatically delete email that is blatantly a spam message, check the "Discard obvious spam messages with scores above 10" box.

To have Spam Assassin automatically clear out your junk mail folder, check the "Automatically delete messages older than days from junk-mail folder" box.
Please note: the default setting is 30 days, this can be increased or decreased as you see fit.


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Personal Mail Filters

ONID allows you to either block unwanted email addresses, or setup powerful sorting "filters" which move emails from certain people or websites to a folder you've created. This can be very helpful for keeping your class emails separated from work, or special mailing lists that you are on. The Personal Mail Filters is your gateway to a nicely structured email organization system.

To block an unwanted email address, enter the full address (such as "Spam@hotmail.com") in the Email Address/Domain field and leave the destination field blank. A table will appear below listing all of your filter settings.

To move emails from an instructor to a class folder, enter the instructors email address (such as "teach@onid.oregonstate.edu") in the Email Address/Domain field and enter a folder name corresponding to the class title (for instance "COMM 111"). A table will appear below listing all of your filter settings.


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Out of Office

The Out of Office Service is a way to let people that email you know that you are not checking your email and may not respond to their email for some time. If you have started the Out of Office Service, when someone sends you an email they will get an email back with the message you entered into the Out of Office Service.

The Out of Office Service keeps track of who it has sent your message to and will only send a response to the same email address once a week. The Out of Office Service will only respond to email sent directly to you. Messages to mailing lists that you are subscribed to should not get an Out of Office response.

With the Out of Office Service started, you will still receive mail in your ONID account and any mail filters you have created will still apply, including Spam Assassin.

To use the Out of Office service, simply enter any information you would like to be entered in the auto-generated replies, and click the "Set Out of Office Service" button. Now any emails sent to your ONID will be automatically replied to with your Out of Office reply, letting the sender know to not expected a personal response until you return.

Name Changes

Name Changes

Employees that would like to use a preferred name or nickname in ONID and the OSU Online Directory may make their request by completing the Name Change form on the OSCAR website and sending to it to their business center HR staff.

The Office of the Registrar does not enter preferred names or nicknames for students at this time.


ONID Username Changes

ONID usernames are formed by using up to seven characters of the last name and appending one or more characters of their first name to form a unique username. No other format is available.

ONID usernames are generally only changed when your legal name changes (marriage, divorce, etc) or if your ONID username is obscene.

If you really feel that you must change your ONID username for a reason other than the scenarios described above, it can be done. There must be a significant, compelling reason for the change. If you use email regularly such a change is not recommended since once the change is made all email sent to your old address will be bounced to the sender addressee unknown (or in some cases received by someone else who has been assigned your relinquished username).

If you still want to change your ONID username, send email to support@onid.oregonstate.edu with the following information:

  • Your current ONID username
  • The reason you are requesting the change

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, ONID Webmail, 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 full email address (doej@onid.oregonstate.edu), or 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 manage my ONID Class Groups?

As an instructor, you can visit lists.oregonstate.edu/classgroups/ to view, modify, and manage your Class Groups.

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?

To recover the costs of wasted paper, Information Services implemented a system that charges students for basic printing.

For some brief tips on how to print conservatively, please refer to this URL: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/computing/printtips.htm

Printing on campus breaks down into two categories. Click on their respective links to access up to date policy information:

Printing policies in college-specific labs also vary. See the lab consultant or college home page for more details.

Details for how to view your Printing history can by found on the MyONID 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.

What kind of traffic does ONID get?

While this is a difficult question to answer, as it changes from day to day, ONID has a fully detailed view of of the server statistics, ranging from what domains lead to Oregon State, what browsers people are using, and much more. If you're interested in any kind of technical server traffic, check out ONID's Web Statistics.

Your Home Directory

What is the Home Directory?

The home directory is server storage space provided by ONID for anyone with an ONID account. Here you will find 2GB of space, to be used for anything from hosting a website to saving a paper so you can print it from the Library.

In the public_html folder, any files listed will be viewable publicly at people.oregonstate.edu/~<username> (where <username> is your ONID username). This is where you can place and maintain a website, or a more powerful application.

The other folder available, <username>, is a storage folder that can't be viewed by others, and is a good storage location for anything you want to be able to access from anywhere, but don't necessarily want others to be able to access/view.


How do I connect to my Home Directory?

First, select the option below which best describes where you are located:


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Windows (On Campus)

If your Windows computer is on the OSU network (either plugged into a network port at a building on campus, using the OSU wireless network, or using VPN? from off-campus), you can mount your ONID home directory to your Windows computer. Follow these steps:

Note: These steps only work on Windows 2000 or Windows XP. If you have an older version of Windows, use the alternative instructions instead.

  1. Click on the Start menu and choose Run.
  2. In the Open: field, enter "\\onid-fs\username", where "username" is your ONID username (for example, smithj).
  3. Click OK.
  4. If Windows asks for a username to use, enter "ONID\username", where "username" is your ONID username. Enter your ONID password.
  5. You should now see a window with your ONID files appear.

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Windows (Off Campus/Alternative)

If your Windows computer is not on the OSU network, or the On Campus instructions do not work for you, you can use any SSH?-based secure file copy program. We recommend WinSCP to securely transfer files between your computer and your ONID account.

WinSCP is available at http://winscp.net/eng/download.php

Follow these steps to connect to your ONID account using WinSCP:

  1. Start WinSCP
  2. Go to the Session page
  3. "Host name" should be set to shell.onid.oregonstate.edu
  4. "Username" should be your ONID username
  5. "Password" should be your ONID password
  6. Click Login to connect
  7. If you are asked "Continue connecting and add host key to the cache?", click Yes

On the left side, you will see the files and directories on your computer. On the right side are the files and directories on your ONID account.

To transfer a file or directory from your ONID account to your computer, simply drag-and-drop the item from the right side to the left side. To transfer a file from your computer to your ONID account, drag-and-drop the item from the left side to the right side.

To close your connection and exit WinSCP, click on the Commands menu and choose Quit.

 


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Mac OS X (On Campus)

If your Mac OS X computer is on the OSU network (either plugged into a network port at a building on campus, using the OSU wireless network, or using VPN from off-campus), you can mount your ONID home directory to your Mac OS X computer. Follow these steps:

  1. From the Finder, click on the Go menu and choose Connect To Server.
  2. In the Address field, enter "smb://onid-fs.onid.oregonstate.edu" and click the Connect button.
  3. Enter your ONID username and password. Click Connect.
  4. Choose "home" from the list of shares and click OK.
  5. Your home directory will be a drive on your desktop.

 


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Mac (Off Campus/Alternative)

If your Mac computer is not on the OSU network, or the On Campus instructions do not work for you, you can use any SSH-based secure file copy program. We recommend Cyberduck to securely transfer files between your computer and your ONID account.

Using Cyberduck to transfer files

Cyberduck is available at http://cyberduck.ch/

Connect to your account using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP):

  1. Start Cyberduck
  2. Click on Open Connection
  3. Choose "SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol)" from the Protocol: drop-down list
  4. Server: should be set to "shell.onid.oregonstate.edu"
  5. Username: should be your ONID username
  6. Password: should be your ONID password
  7. Click the Connect button
  8. If you get a pop-up window saying "Unknown host key for shell.onid.oregonstate.edu", click the Always button

You will see a listing of files and directories from your ONID home directory. To transfer a file or directory, simply drag-and-drop the item to or from your Mac.

To close your connection, click the Disconnect button.

Protect Web Directories

How to Protect Your ONID Web Directories

  1. Create a text file named .htaccess with the following contents:

    AuthType Basic
    AuthName "Password Required"
    AuthUserFile /users/{uX}/{a}/{username}/.htpasswd
    require valid-user


    Replace {a} with the first letter of your username. This must be lowercase.
    Replace {username} with your ONID username.
    Replace {uX} with the user group that you are in.
    Login using SSH? and type "pwd". Using WinSCP you can find this information above the file list of your ONID directory. Lastly, you can guess, there should only be u1 and u2.

    You will need to save this txt doc as .htaccess, or so that the name is blank, and the file extension is of type .htaccess.
  2. Connect to ONID (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) via SSH. Basic directions can be found by following the previous link. You will have to use the SSH Secure Shell client to connect and get a shell prompt.
  3. At the shell:~> prompt type htpasswd -c .htpasswd {username} and press enter to create the .htpasswd file in your home directory. Replace {username} with the username you would like to user for web authentication. Note: If you wish to password protect another directory, type cd {directory path} before you create the .htpasswd file. Replace {directory path} with the directory path e.g. public_html/spring2010/assignments
  4. Type the password you would like to use.
  5. Retype the password you would like to use.
  6. Move the .htaccess file from your computer to the directory you wish to password protect.

Publishing Your Website

Note: ONID provides personal website space for all ONID users. If you need a professional website for your class, organization, or group, go to oregonstate.edu/is/services/cws to request a Drupal site.

Setting up your personal website on the ONID server can be broken down into 6 main steps:

  1. Connect to your home directory
  2. Configure your home directory
  3. Create your .html pages
  4. Move .html files to the server
  5. Setting file permissions
  6. Access your website

 



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Connecting to your home directory:

In order to access your ONID directory, you must be able to connect to it from a remote location.

Read the Connecting to your Home Directory instructions.

 



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Configuring your home directory:

Your home directory should already have a directory named public_html. If it doesn't already have one, you will have to create one using shell access.

Commands for creating your public_html directory, if you don't already have one:


cd
mkdir public_html
chmod 755 public_html

 

 



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Creating .html pages:

You must write your HTML pages using an HTML/text editor.

There are a number of HTML editors out there. Some are WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), some are code-based, and some are a hybrid of both. For all practical purposes, if you are trying to make a webpage it would be a good idea to make sure you understand HTML. Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to teach you how to use HTML. There are, however, a lot of resources on the web that you could take advantage of. Here are a few links you should check out if you are not familiar with HTML:

You may contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk for more HTML help, but use that resource only for specific questions. Don't send us an email saying, "How do I write html?" until you have taken a look at the resource links provided above. You can ask us questions like, "What tag do you use to insert a carriage return?" for example.

 



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Moving the .html files to the ONID server:


The files you create must be placed in your public_html directory.

Moving your .html files to your public_html directory can be done from any machine with an internet connection. Please read the Connecting to your Home Directory instructions.

 



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Setting file permissions:

Once your files are on the server, they must be configured so that people can read them.

Typically, your files should already have the right permissions on them. However, there are some instances where your transferred files won't be seen when you try to access them through the web. If this happens to you, then you can fix it in a few easy steps using shell access.

Commands for changing permissions on your .html files in your public_html directory:


cd ~/public_html
find ./ -type d -exec chmod 755 {} \;
find ./ -type f -exec chmod 644 {} \;

 



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Accessing your website:

Once everything is completed, you should be able to view your web page by visiting http://people.oregonstate.edu/~username/ in any basic web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer) -- just replace "username" with your username.

Before you give out your web address to all your friends, make sure to go check it yourself to see if you made any errors.

If you've reached this point and you're stuck, please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk by sending us an email.

Shell Access and Unix

Shell Access:

The ONID shell server is shell.onid.oregonstate.edu

For more information, visit SSH (Secure Shell).

Once you remotely connect to the server using SSH, you encounter the world of UNIX. The following information is meant to help you develop a background in UNIX and become familiar with its capabilities.


UNIX

UNIX, an operating system developed by Bell Labs, is still regarded as one of the most powerful, versatile, and flexible operating systems in the world -- now over three decades after its birth. Its popularity and success are due to many factors, including its ability to run on a wide variety of machines, and its portability. UNIX is best described as simple, powerful, and elegant.

UNIX has many basic commands that let you modify and create files by using various system commands. These commands are entered at a prompt. The prompt looks something like this:

shell:~>



Webmonkey hosts a great UNIX reference page. You should take a look around to get familiar with basic UNIX commands:

Webmonkey UNIX Guide

Connecting to ONID

How can I check my ONID Email?

The most common way to check your ONID email is to use the web interface at mail.google.com/a/onid.oregonstate.edu.

It is also possible to configure a desktop email application (e.g., Outlook, Thunderbird) to check your ONID email. For more information about how to configure a specific email client, or to view our general settings for ONID email, please look through our Configuration Page.

How can I access my ONID Home Directory?

Your ONID Home Directory is easily accessible from any computer with an active internet connection. If you'd like to learn more about the Home Directory, as well as how to connect to it from anywhere, please read our Home Directory section.

OSU ID/GAP

What Is It?

OSU ID? Number - Your OSU ID Number is a unique individual number assigned to you by the University used to identify you in University records.  You will use this number to log in to Online Services to obtain your records and register for classes.

GAP? (General Access PIN) - This is a six digit number that you will set and use along with your OSU ID Number. NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR GAP!

How To Obtain An OSU ID/GAP

An OSU ID and GAP will be assigned to you when you become affiliated with the University.  Students will receive their ID and GAP from their admissions information, and employees will receive their OSU ID and GAP from their department contact, new hire paperwork, or Human Resources.

How To Reset/Change Your GAP

If you know your current OSU ID/GAP

  1. Go to http://infosu.oregonstate.edu/login
  2. Log in with your current OSU ID and GAP.
  3. Click Personal Information.
  4. Click Change General Access PIN (GAP).
  5. Follow the steps to changing your GAP.

If you do not know your current OSU ID and/or GAP

You may reset your GAP by entering your ID number and clicking Forgot GAP. You will be required to remember the answer to the security question you chose. If for some reason you can not remember your security question:

Students - Please contact the Registrar at (541) 737-4331

Employees - If you know your OSU ID, but not your GAP, contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk at (541) 737-3474. If you do not know your OSU ID, please contact Center for HR Systems and Technology at (541) 737-8300.

Student Registration and Records

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar handles information about student registration and records including printable forms for transcript requests, grading changes, add/drop, confidentiality, enrollment verification, rules and regulations, courses & advising, and more. They can be contacted by phone at 541-737-4331 or by e-mail at registrars@oregonstate.edu.

Online Services

Student online services provides a place to register for classes online, change your pin, display your grades, receive your account summary, view holds, view transcripts, view or update your address. It includes your personal Financial Aid & Scholarship Information. You can check your award and scholarship status, view academic progress, check outstanding document requirements, review awards and award history, verify enrollment and degrees. You can access online services here.

Logging in to Online Services

To log in to this site you will need to use your OSU ID? number and your GAP? or General Access Pin. You can find your ID number on you ID card or by calling the Registrars office. If you don't have your ID number you can also use your SSN to log in instead.