Skip to main content

Information Technology

Open Main MenuClose Main Menu

IDMS (O-Key) is the identity account of each individual who has a formal affiliation with Oklahoma State University. The O-Key credentials - Banner ID, O-Key username, email address, and password - are joined in the O-Key account to provide secure single sign-on access to IT and other services. Administratively, O-Key is used to manage access to services based upon the roles of each individual associated with OSU.



The O-Key credentials are used throughout the IT systems and many others to provide secure single sign-on access to IT services such as, the Software Distribution Center, Virtual Labs, the wireless network, Canvas, and many others. This information ties to the ID card for access to campus point-of-sale purchases, authorized controlled access doors, and more.

End-users use O-Key to:

  • Reset passwords every 120 days

  • Set up email

  • Set up confidential contacts in case of an emergency

  • Sign up for Campus Alerts - users can receive the alerts about emergencies on campus via a voice message and/or text

O-Key administrators use O-key to:

  • Determine access to university services

  • Create service accounts

  • Manage identity issues

  • Other administrative functions

Getting Started

If you are new to Oklahoma State, you will activate your O-Key account as a first order of business.

  1. Open a web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, etc.) and log in to your institutions IDMS:



    Gold Key

    Aggie Access

    Lion Key

  2. Click the link in the section underneath the LOGIN button labeled Activate Your O-Key Account to open the activation function.

  3. Follow the prompts for information. If you have not given Admissions your Social Security Number (SSN), please enter the last five digits of the temporary student identification number given in your Eligible to Activate email.

  4. When you are asked to enter a PIN number, you should be able to find it in an email from the Registrar’s Office (students) or the Human Resources department (employees).

See more information at How do I activate my  IDMS (O-Key) account?


Available to



Frequently Asked Questions

Back To Top
SVG directory not found.