ONID - Preparing for Account Unification


When your ONID account and department accounts are unified, please do the following to allow the unification process to go smoothly.


  • Have an account pending unification.


  1. Password
    1. If your ONID password is not the same as the password for your CN or departmental (Science, ENGR, etc.) domain account, please change one of them so they both match.
      1. ONID Password Change Instructions
      2. Domain Password Change Instructions
  2. Windows Users
    1. Log out of your computer when you leave for the day.
  3. CN Lite Users
    1. If you use CN Lite, log out when you're done for the day.  Don't just close the window; go to the Start menu and choose Log Off.

Post Unification

  1. Mobile Device:
    1. Configure email and calendar settings on your device and ensure the username is set to username@oregonstate.edu.
    2. Instructions for email client configuration can be found here: https://oregonstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=67549
  2. Computer:
    1. Windows (including CN-Lite)
      1. Login to your computer using username@oregonstate.edu as the username.
        1. If you are using Windows 7, you'll need to click the "Change User" button at the login screen
      2. Continue to login with this user name in the future
      3. If you have trouble logging in the day after unification, try shutting down your computer and restarting it.
    2. Apple
      1. Check your keychain and change the credentials for anything that is saved as domain\username to username@oregonstate.edu
  3. ONID alternate contact information and email forwarding:
    1. Go to the ONID website (http://onid.oregonstate.edu) and click Login to ONID
    2. Click Alternate Contact Info to review and set your information
      1. Do not use your @oregonstate.edu email address as the alternate contact
      2. Your alternate contact email can be your personal email address
    3. Follow the steps here to forward your Gmail to Exchange: https://oregonstate.teamdynamix.com/TDClient/KB/ArticleDet?ID=45776
  4. Directory Information:
    1. Go to the OSU Online Directory (http://directory.oregonstate.edu) and review your entry. The data displayed in the directory is the same information that will be available on you entry in the OSU email address book.
      1. To change your ONID name format (e.g. to exclude your middle name), see: ONID - Set Name Format
      2. You can also set a preferred name with Human Resources by following the instructions for Preferred Name (Nickname) Changes
      3. For all other fields, see ONID Directory Changes

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


Article ID: 45731
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