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What are O-Key and Banner and what are they used for?

OSU has two systems for students to manage their personal information.  O-Key is actually a password management system that allows students to find their own official OSU username, redirect their OSU student email account and create a master password.

Banner is available to students to view their academic information, update personal contact information, view their bursar account balance, look up and enroll in courses, etc.  If you have not yet logged in to these systems we recommend that you try. 

We have created a "cheat sheet" (doc) to help you keep a record of your OSU usernames and passwords. You may want to print it out before you start the login process. PLEASE be sure to store your CWID and password in a secure location to prevent unauthorized access.

Go to O-Key ( first.  Follow the instructions on the login page for new users.  You will have to call the Help Desk for an activation code.  Their phone number is 405-744-4357 or 877-951-4836 or e-mail them at

After you have successfully completed the O-Key process, then move to Banner. Log in using your Okey username and password.

These systems seem a little confusing especially when you only have to use them a few times a year.  That is why it is a good idea to record your passwords and keep them in a safe place, the cheat sheet will help with that. The Distance Education office and program/departmental personnel do not have the access necessary to reset any of these systems.  If you have problems with the process, please let us know so we can direct you to the correct source of assistance.