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Non-Standard Odin Accounts

There are three types of Odin accounts that are considered non-standard: Affiliate, Service, and Guest Wi-Fi. Non-standard Odin accounts are created for individuals who need some level of access to PSU technology resources but don't qualify for a standard Odin account. Standard Odin accounts are only available to admitted students, faculty members, and staff employees.

Affiliate Odin Accounts

Affiliate Odin accounts are typically created for non-credit students or non-traditional employees (i.e. those who are not being paid through Human Resources). Volunteers, short-term visitors, and contractors/vendors are also good candidates for an Affiliate Odin account.

Note: The account type previously known as Sponsored Odin account has now been replaced by the Affiliate Odin account.

Obtaining a New Affiliate Account

To obtain an Affiliate Odin account, a faculty/staff member of PSU will need to follow these steps to request an account on your behalf:

  1. Log in to banweb.pdx.edu.
  2. Select the Employee Services tab.
  3. Select Affiliate Account Request Form.
  4. Select "New Affiliate Account".
  5. Fill out the form and select Submit Request. Be sure to enter a valid email address for the person needing the account in the field labeled "External Email Address".

Submitting this form will send an email to the address that the requestor entered for "External Email Address". When you receive that form, follow the instructions to activate your Affiliate Odin account.

Renewing an Affiliate Account or Converting an Employee Account to an Affiliate Account

To renew your existing Affiliate Odin account or convert your existing employee Odin account to Affiliate status, a faculty/staff member of PSU will need to follow these steps on your behalf:

  1. Log in to banweb.pdx.edu.
  2. Select the Employee Services tab.
  3. Select Affiliate Account Request Form.
  4. Select "Renew Existing Affiliate Account" or "Convert Employee to Affiliate Account," depending on whether you wish to renew or convert.
  5. Enter the PSU ID number for the Odin account you wish to renew or convert.
  6. Fill out the form and select Submit Request.

Submitting this form will send an email to the address on file for the Odin account being renewed or converted, confirming that the action has been completed. Nothing further needs to be done after this email is received.

Converting a Sponsored Account to an Affiliate Account

To convert an existing Sponsored Odin account to an Affiliate Odin account, a faculty/staff member of PSU will need to follow these steps on your behalf:

  1. Log in to banweb.pdx.edu.
  2. Select the Employee Services tab.
  3. Select Affiliate Account Request Form.
  4. Select "New Affiliate Account".
  5. Fill out the form and select Submit Request. Be sure to enter a valid email address for the person needing the account in the field labeled "External Email Address".

You will then need to follow these steps to complete the conversion process:

  1. Watch your email inbox for an email with a link to an Affiliate Account Form.
  2. Fill out and submit the form when it arrives.
  3. Watch your email inbox for an email with your new PSU ID number.
  4. Contact the Helpdesk with your new PSU ID number and request that your Sponsored Odin account be converted to an Affiliate Odin account. Helpdesk will notify you when your account is converted and provide you with a temporary password.
  5. Go to oam.pdx.edu and log in with your temporary password to complete the setup process.

Service Odin Accounts

Service Odin accounts provide no access to PSU services beyond PSU Gmail and PSU Google Calendar. Service Odin accounts are typically created for PSU faculty/staff who need a non-individual inbox for an office or team.

To obtain a Service Odin account, submit a Service Account Request Form.

Guest Wi-Fi Accounts

Guest accounts provide access to the PSU Wi-Fi network only. To learn more about obtaining and using a Guest account, visit Guest Wi-Fi.

Further Resources

For more information about Odin account types and what services they have access to, go to the Odin Account Policy.

Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.