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Oklahoma State University offers several types of Service Accounts, as described below. Please choose the Service Account type that best suits your purpose. Service Accounts are requested via O-Key Administrator by departmental ITC’s or by local support representatives.


Each Service Account is set to expire annually, and can be extended, disabled, re-enabled or deleted by Service Account owners at any time. The account owners are responsible for the maintenance of these accounts, including password resets, Primary and Secondary Owner assignment, and account extension.  Password changes to existing Wireless MAC accounts are performed by Identity and Access Management.


MAIL ENABLED: A mail enabled Service Account is a type of account that is used for receiving departmental/organizational email.

 

APPLICATION: An application Service Account is used by application administrators to authenticate application users with Active Directory or openLDAP. It can also provide other integration services.

 

KIOSK: A kiosk Service Account is used when departments maintain a group (or kiosk) of publicly accessible computers that require authentication. Users would utilize the Service Account authentication credentials, only to these certain computers, as opposed to their own personal information. These credentials cannot be used to authenticate to any other computer(s).

 

LDAP ONLY: A LDAP only Service Account is used when authentication is needed against Active Directory or openLDAP.

Long Term Visitor: A long term visitor Service Account is a re-usable mailbox for visitors who come to campus for a short period of time. This Service Account allows network access (both wired and wireless). The Service Account owner will be responsible for changing the password and clearing out the mailbox for use by the next visitor.

 

RESERVED: A reserved Service Account is used to reserve a short name or username, and is for Information Technology internal use only. Examples of reserved ID’s include “root”, “system” and “admin”. A reserved Service Account does not require activation and never expires.

 

RESOURCE ROOM OR EQUIPMENT: A resource Service Account is used by departments or organizations to usage and reservation requests for various types of resources (i.e., vehicles, conference rooms, classrooms, calendars, etc.). These accounts do not have mail routing access from off campus.

 

WIRELESS MAC: A WirelessMac Service Account is used solely for the purposes of wireless access. This type of Service Account is requested for use by individuals with devices that cannot authenticate to the wireless network or the wired network using personal credentials. These devices must be for work, education, or otherwise institutional goal-related purposes.

 

Getting Started

All Service accounts must be requested using the Request Service Account link located in the O-Key Administrator Lookup page by someone that has O-Key Administrator access like a department IT Coordinator (ITC).  For assistance, please contact the OSU-IT Helpdesk at Phone: 405-744-4357 or Email: helpdesk@okstate.edu.

 

service-account-request-form

 

Available to

  • Faculty
  • Staff

Campuses

  • Oklahoma State University Stillwater
  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (Okmulgee)
  • Oklahoma State University Tulsa
  • Oklahoma State University Center For Health Sciences
  • Oklahoma State University OKC
  • Connors State College
  • Langston University
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
  • Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How do I Request a Service Account?
    You may see more about this here.  
  • How do I Activate a Service Account?
  • How do I Transfer Primary Ownership of a Service Account?

    Primary Ownership can be transferred by either the current Primary Owner, or a Secondary Owner, via their personal O-Key Profile.

    • The account owner should authenticate to okey.okstate.edu using their personal credentials. Do not use the Service Account login/password.
    • Once within their personal O-Key profile, click on the “Service Accounts” link on the left pane.
    • The owner will see a list of all Service Accounts of which they are listed as a Primary or Secondary Owner.
    • Click on the “Modify” link associated with the appropriate Service Account.
    • Once within the Service Account profile, click on the “Transfer Ownership” link on the left pane.
    • Enter the email address of the new Primary Owner.
    • Click on the “Look Up” button
    • If the email address of the new Primary Owner is valid, and is not currently assigned as an owner of any kind, the screen will appear allowing you to confirm the new Primary Owner’s name and department. If the name/department information is correct, click on the “Confirm” button.
    • If the information on the screen does not reflect the appropriate name/department of the new Primary Owner, click on the “Cancel” button and begin again.
  • How do I Add a Secondary Owner?

    A Secondary Owner is required for all Service Accounts. Primary and Secondary Owners can both add new Secondary Owners to their Service Accounts. The procedure is detailed below. Owners are encouraged to contact the OSU-Stillwater IT Helpdesk for further assistance.

    • The account owner should authenticate to okey.okstate.edu using their personal authentication credentials. Do not use the Service Account login/password.
    • Once within their personal O-Key profile, click on the “Service Accounts” link on the left pane.
    • The owner will see a list of all Service Accounts of which they are listed as a Primary or Secondary Owner.
    • Click on the “Modify” link associated with the appropriate Service Account.
    • Once within the Service Account profile, click on the “Add Secondary Owner” link on the left pane.
    • Enter the email address of the new Secondary Owner.
    • Click on the “LookUp” button
    • If the email address of the new Secondary Owner is valid, and is not currently assigned as an owner of any kind, the screen will appear allowing you to confirm the new Secondary Owner’s name and department. If the name/department information is correct, click on the “Confirm” button.
    • If the information on the screen does not reflect the appropriate name/department of the new Secondary Owner, click on the “Cancel” button and begin again.
  • How do I Extend a Service Account?

    Choose the “Extend Expiration Date” link in the O-Key profile of the service account you located. The page displays the current expiration date for the Service Account.

    • Click the Extend button to update the expiration date to one year from the current date. You will not have the option to confirm. For example: Today is 09/05/2020. By extending the expiration date 1 year from today, the Service Account will have a new expiration date of 09/06/2021. Click the Cancel button to go back to the profile page.
  • How do I Change a Service Account email address?

    Once a service account owner (Primary or Secondary) looks up the account, please do the following:

    • Choose the “Change Email Address” link.
    • Update the email address as desired.
    • Click the Save button to save the email address.
    • Click the Cancel button to go back to the profile page.
  • How do I Disable a Service Account?

    Once a service account owner (Primary or Secondary) looks up the service account they wish to disable, choose the “Disable Account” link.

    • Click the Disable button to disable the Service Account.
      • If you elect to disable the Service Account, you will see the following in the profile page: "This Service Account has been disabled".
    • After disabling the Service Account, the menu item will change to Enable Service Account.
    • No modifications can be performed for a Service Account that has been disabled.
    • Click the Cancel button to go back to the profile page.
  • Why is a Secondary Owner required for my Service Account?

    The division/department code assigned to the Primary Owner in Human Resources is associated with the Service Account.  By having a Secondary Owner assigned, an additional layer of security exists for the Service Account. The Secondary Owner can maintain the account in case the primary owner is unavailable.

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