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Non-Standard Odin Accounts

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.

There are three types of Odin accounts that are considered non-standard:

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.

Only deans, department heads, directors, and their proxies can create Affiliate Odin accounts. If you believe you need an Affiliate Odin account or need to make changes to your existing Affiliate Odin account, contact the dean, department head, or director of the department you work with.

Note: The account type previously known as Sponsored Odin account has now been replaced by the Affiliate Odin account.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, the dean, department head, or director of the department you’ll be working with will need to request an account on your behalf by doing the following:

  1. Log in to banweb.pdx.edu.
  2. Select the System Access tab.
  3. Select Affiliate Account Request Form.
  4. Select "New Affiliate Account."
  5. Fill out the form and select Submit Request.
  6. Note: 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, the dean, department head, or director of the department your account was created under will need to follow these steps on your behalf:

  1. Log in to banweb.pdx.edu.
  2. Select the System Access 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.

Service Odin Accounts

Service Odin accounts provide no access to PSU services beyond PSU Gmail. Service Odin accounts are typically created for PSU faculty/staff who need a non-individual inbox for an office or team. For more information, visit Service Odin Accounts.

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 Standard.

Contact the Helpdesk for additional assistance.