ONID - Account Activation Instructions


  • How do I activate my ONID?


  • Oregon State University
  • Employee, Student or Associate
  • ONID account


Note - Once you have completed these steps to activate your ONID account, it may take up to 1 hour for your account to be fully available in some systems, such as Microsoft Office 365 email.


  1. Navigate to http://onid.oregonstate.edu/
  2. Click on "Activate your ONID"
    screenshot of onid.oregonstate.edu
  3. Verify your identity by entering your OSU ID number and birth date, and click "Continue".

    Note: for problems with this step, please read the following KB article: Account Activation Issues
  4. Read OSU's Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Policy, and click "I Accept".
  5. Choose a name format, and click "Continue".
    NOTE: Depending on your name, you may see a different number of options.
  6. Enter a phone number and an email address that you control and have access to during the activation process.
    These will be used for account recovery, in case you lose access to your account for any reason.  You may use one option, both, or neither option.  We strongly recommend you use at least one option.
  7. Verify both account recovery modes by entering the 6-digit code you received.
  8. Set a strong password.
  9. This page indicates that your ONID account has been activated. Now, go sign up for Duo before the email reminders start!

If you are having issues activating your ONID, refer to the article Account Activation Issues for self-service assistance.


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.



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