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MIDAS stands for Monarch Identification and Authorization System, and coordinates identity and password management for the University community.  Your MIDAS ID gives users access to the LAN (Local Area Network) and wireless LAN, Faculty/Staff and Student E-mail, Blackboard, LIONS2, the myODU portal, SpamTrap, Footprints and many other network resources. For more information about MIDAS please read the MIDAS FAQ.

How to create your MIDAS account

If you need to know how to create or activate an account in MIDAS, you can review the instructions below:

  1. MIDAS ID instructions in Adobe PDF format (printable) - October 31, 2010
  2. Web video format (Shockwave) - Viewable from the browser

How to update your MIDAS account

If you need instructions on how to change your MIDAS password, you can review the change password instructions.

For more information about MIDAS please read the Student Accounts Guide.

Forgotten Password

If you have forgotten your MIDAS password visit the MIDAS Forgotten Password Page. Follow the steps on the Forgotten Password page. After successfully answering the question stored in your MIDAS security profile you will be allowed to change your password.

Need Help?

If you need additional help logging into MIDAS, you can call the Technical Support Center at (757) 683-3192 or email occshelp@odu.edu.