So hopefully you caught last week’s Tech Tip that describe the differences between the elusive OSU ID/GAP combo and an ONID username/password. Now that we have that info sorted in our brains, let’s try setting your GAP and then setting up your ONID account.
All new students and employees’ GAPs are set to the user’s birthday in MMDDYY but the catch is that ONID sees a GAP that is set to a user’s birthday as being invalid, for security reasons. SOOO, we must change the GAP from your birthday.
- Go to Online Services
- Type in your OSU ID as your username and your birthdate in mmddyy as your password.
(This should prompt you to change your GAP, if not please call us.)
- Type in your birthdate in mmddyy as your old GAP. Pick another 6-digit number and type this in as your new GAP.
- Next you should be taken to a screen to set up a security question. Type in your new GAP number and create a question (example: Who is my favorite pet?) and type in the answer. This question can be used in the future if you ever forget your GAP by clicking on the “Forgot GAP?” button after typing your OSU ID as your username on the Online Services log-in page.
- You should now be logged into Online Services. Here you can register for classes (under the registration link), view transcripts (under link the student records link), and edit your OSU directory entry (under the personal information.)
Now we have all the information that we need to set up an ONID account: an ID number and a GAP that has been changed from our birthday, whew!
It can sometimes take up to 10 minutes for a GAP change to be recognized by ONID, so feel free to use those 10 minutes catching up on current events or check out what’s new on pintrest. After waiting about 10 minutes follow the directions below.
Signing-up for your ONID account:
- Go to the ONID homepage
- Click the “Sign-Up for ONID” link on the left hand side of the screen
- Enter your OSU ID number and GAP
- Read and agree to the acceptable use policy
- Create your password. The requirements for the ONID password are listed under “Restrictions.” We suggest using a passphrase, which is an easy to remember sentence where you substitute some of the letters in the sentence for numbers.
Example Sentence: OSU is great
Example passphrase: 0SU1$gr8!
(Please DO NOT use example passphrase!))
- The next screen gives you the option of setting up email forwarding. We suggest not setting up email forwarding for students because your ONID account how you professor and advisors will be contacting you for academic reasons and there is a chance that emails could get lost or blocked when being forwarded. (If you do decide to set-up email forwarding, please log-in to ONID after setting up your account and check the “Keep a copy on ONID” option under “Manage Mail” and click “Set Mail Forwarding”)
- The next screen is all your ONID account information. You may want to print this page off for your records. Here your ONID username, email address, forwarding address (if applicable), and web address are listed.
- Click the “Log-in to ONID“ link and log-in with your ONID credentials to confirm that the account was set-up successfully.
Congratulations, you have successfully set your GAP and set-up your ONID account! I knew you could! Your ONID account creation automatically propagates through the system, so you should be able to go to any page that requires ONID authentication (Blackboard, Online Services, Email, etc.) and log-in without any delay!
Let us know if you have any issues or questions about your OSU ID/GAP or ONID username/password. The Computer Helpdesk’s number is 541.737.3474; we are open during the Summer Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
Enjoy this video as a congratulations for a job well done.