URL Shortener

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  • How do I use the URL shortener?
  • What is


  • Oregon State University
  • Student or Employee
  • URL shortener

Explanation is a handy tool that allows authenticated OSU users to create short URLs for their university-related needs.


Note: should only be used for University-related purposes.

Basic Short URL

  1. To use the shortener, go to, and login with you ONID account.
    • You will also be prompted to do Duo two-step login.
  2. Once logged in you can copy and paste your long URL into the indicated field.URL shortener example
  3. When you're done, press the Shrink it! button and your short URL will be created


Custom Short URL

The above steps will create a randomly generated short URL. If you would like to create a custom URL (e.g., follow these steps:

  1. Browse to, and login with you ONID account
    • You will also be prompted to do Duo two-step login
  2. Click on the "custom short URL" option at the top of the page
  3. Fill out the form and click Submit
  4. Your request will be reviewed by Web Communications
  5. To request a change to the target of a custom short URL, please submit the request form again



For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


Article ID: 53735
Fri 5/11/18 9:14 AM
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