Central Authentication Service (CAS)
Login Help

Logging in for the First Time 

All active students and employees receive an Onondaga Community College account.  To login, follow the steps listed below.

  1. Login: Choose a web application and enter with your User Name and password.

    Student User Name Format
    Student user names are made up of the first initial followed by a period, middle initial (if provided) followed by a period and the last name.  In some instances, a number may be included if another user has the same name.

    Examples:
    John Smith = j.smith (all lower case with no space after the period)
    John A. Smith = j.a.smith 

     
  2. Employee User Name Format: 

    • Employee user names created prior to March 15, 2012, are made up of the first seven characters of the last name and the first initial of the first name.

      Examples:
      John Smith = smithj
      Mary Anderson = andersom 
       
    • Employee user names created after March 15, 2012, are made up of the first initial followed by a period, middle initial (if provided) followed by a period and the last name.  In some instances, a number may be included if another user has the same name.

      Examples:
      John Smith = j.smith (all lower case with no space after the period)
      Mary S. Anderson = m.s.anderson 
       
  3. Creating or changing your password
    The system will ask you to change your password the first time you use CAS.  Make sure your password fits the minimum requirements as identified in this page and make sure it's something you can remember! 

    Do not use any of the following special characters in your password. If you try to use any of the following special characters, the CAS application will return the error message "The password is too weak." and  "System Error Detected" logging into WebAdvisor 
    • " double quotes
    • < less than sign
    • @ at symbol
    • & ampersand
    • + plus sign

       
  4. What is my initial password?
    Your initial password is your seven digit student/employee ID number – the number begins with a zero followed by six unique digits.  For security reasons, you may be prompted to create a security question and reset your initial password. 

     
  5. Why do I need to create a Security Question?
    This is what you will need to have in the case that you forget your password.

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What's My User Name?

You can retrieve your User Name by going to WebAdvisor and clicking the "What's my User Name?" link.


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Forgot My Password

If you've never logged in before, please see: Logging in the First Time. 

How do I reset my password?
If you know your security question you can reset your password yourself. On the Central Authentication Service (CAS) page, please click the Forgot Password link located beneath the Password field.

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Forgot My User Name

Your User Name is the same as the Name you use to sign into the College Network.

Student User Name Format
Student user names are made up of the first initial followed by a period, middle initial (if provided) followed by a period and the last name.  In some instances, a number may be included if another student has the same name.

Examples:
John Smith = j.smith (all lower case with no space after the period)
John A. Smith = j.a.smith 

Employee User Name Format: 

  • Employee user names created prior to March 15, 2012, are made up of the first seven characters of the last name and the first initial of the first name.

    Examples:
    John Smith = smithj
    Mary Anderson = andersom 

     
  • Employee user names created after March 15, 2012, are made up of the first initial followed by a period, middle initial (if provided) followed by a period and the last name.  In some instances, a number may be included if another user has the same name..

    Examples:
    John Smith = j.smith (all lower case with no space after the period)
    Mary S. Anderson = m.s.anderso

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Still having problems? 

Help is available in the Academic Computing Center , Coulter Library, Room 214 or contact the HelpDesk at (315) 498-2999 durining normal business hours.
The HelpDesk hours are:
Monday - Thursday  8:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday                       8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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