Activating your Odin account

To activate your Odin account and start using PSU resources, follow the steps below.

1. Claim your account

Undergraduate students and non-degree applicants

  1. Go to the Odin Account Manager at and sign in with your email address and password.
  2. Review the policies, select I Accept, then select Continue.

Graduate students, employees, and special populations

To claim your Odin account, you will need the activation code found in your admissions or hire letter.

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your:
    • PSU ID number
    • Birth date (mm/dd/yyyy)
    • Activation code provided in your admissions or hire letter
  3. Select Activate Account.
  4. Review the policies, select I Accept, then select Continue.

2. Choose an Odin username and optional email alias

  1. Choose an Odin username from the drop-down menu, then select Continue.
  2. If you would like an email alias, select Yes, I would like an email alias.
  3. Choose an email alias from the drop-down menu, then select Continue.

3. Provide contact information for password recovery

  • Enter either an alternate (non-PSU) email or a cell phone number that you can use to reset your password, then select Continue.

4. Set up Duo Two-Factor Authentication to protect your account

  • Two-factor authentication (2FA) enhances the security of your account by using a secondary device to verify your identity. This prevents anyone but you from accessing your account, even if they know your password.

5. Create a password

  1. Enter a password for your account that meets the requirements listed on the page.
  2. Re-enter the password to confirm it.
  3. Select Continue when you have met all the password requirements (the red x marks will turn into green check marks).

You have completed the account claim process. We recommend that you record your Odin username and PSU email shown in the upper, right-hand corner before exiting this page. You will need your Odin username, password, and PSU email to access most PSU systems. There is no need to sign out before exiting the page.