What is ONID?ONID accounts provide:
- File storage (2GB per user)
- Personal web pages (including MySQL database access)
- UNIX shell access
- Access to other services (OSU Online Services, wireless network, Blackboard, ResNet, IS computer labs, Interlibrary Loan, Banner, plus more)
News and Updates
11.19.2013 - ONID Shell Server Maintenance Saturday November 23rd 8:00am - 8:30am
The ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Saturday November 23rd from 8:00am to 8:30am for a software upgrade.
11.18.2013 - ONID Account Management outage 1:08pm - 2:15pm
Various ONID account management activities, such as changing ONID passwords and signing up for ONID accounts, were failing from 1:08pm to 2:15pm today with an error message "Object class violation". This was due to some internal changes in the LDAP service. After the problem was identified, we were able to re-enter the missing configuration information.
08.19.2013 - ONID-FS Windows share outage 8:52am - 9:50am
The ONID-FS Windows share, which provides access to ONID home directories for Windows clients, was unavailable from 8:52am to 9:50am today. The system was unable to resolve usernames during this time because the name service cache daemon stopped running.
02.05.2013 - ONID Maintenance Saturday February 9th 5:30am - 6:00am
OSU Network Engineering will be performing maintenance on OSU's core network Saturday February 9th. This will cause all ONID services to be unavailable from 5:30am to 6:00am. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.
12.12.2012 - ONID Maintenance Saturday December 15th 9:00am - 11:00am
Maintenance will be performed on the following ONID services Saturday December 15th from 9:00am to 11:00am:
- ONID Email (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu)
- ONID-FS (Windows and Mac access to home directories)
- ONID shell server (shell.onid.oregonstate.edu)
- ONID web server (http://onid.oregonstate.edu)
- ONID Webmail (https://webmail.oregonstate.edu)
- MyONID website (https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu)
- ONID SSO (https://secure.onid.oregonstate.edu/login)
These services will be unavailable at various points during this time. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.
09.06.2012 - ONID Email Maintenance Sunday September 9th 8:00am - 10:00am
The ONID email server (imap.onid.oregonstate.edu) will be unavailable Sunday September 9th from 8am to 10am. We will be applying patches to the OS and email software. Email will be queued and delivered after the maintenance is complete.
08.24.2012 - Important ONID System Changes
The ONID system is being updated to simplify how you manage your ONID password. We ask that you take action on the first item now, then take action on the second item as of September 12th.
First, we have made a Password Reset improvement that is effective immediately. If you forget your ONID password, you can have the system send you an authentication code to either your cell phone number (as an SMS text message) or to a non-ONID email address. This is similar to how banks and webmail providers help you reset a forgotten password, and this change makes your password more secure.
Please Login to ONID right now and provide your alternate contact information. Doing this before the start of the Fall term will ensure that you can always reset your ONID password, even if you've forgotten it in the middle of the night.
Second, as of September 12th, you will be able to use one single password for both ONID and GAP. After September 12th, when you change your ONID password, your GAP will automatically be changed to match your ONID password.
Your passwords will not be synchronized until you change your ONID password and you will not have to update your ONID password immediately. For example, if you are not due to change your ONID password until January 1st, you will not need to take action before that date and you can keep using your current ONID password in the meantime. However, we encourage people to update your ONID password sooner rather than later, so that you only have to remember one password for your ONID and your GAP. (We will send a reminder email to all ONID accounts after the 12th about this change.)
The Helpdocs website will be updated after September 12th with new instructions for managing your ONID account. For example, if you forget your ONID password and can't remember how to reset your ONID password, you will be able to go to the Helpdocs website for instructions. Please consider bookmarking this website for future reference.
If you need help with this change, please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk.
08.22.2012 - ONID-FS Maintenance Saturday August 25th 8:00 - 8:30am
The ONID-FS Windows share will be unavailable Saturday August 25th 8:00 - 8:30am. ONID-FS will be upgraded to the latest version of Samba (v3.6.7).News Archive