Account Management with CRAM

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Account Management with CRAM2020-09-28T17:19:56+00:00

Managing Accounts with CRAM

What is CRAM?

CRAM (CECS Remote Account manager) is a system that allows MCECS users (Students, Faculty, and Staff) to access their username and password information remotely.  Users who need to activate a new MCECS account remotely can use CRAM to access their activation sheet with their new username and password information.  Users requesting a password reset remotely can also use CRAM to access their new password information. In order to reset their password or activate their accounts, users must enter their PSU (ODIN) username and password.

How Do I use CRAM?

You can visit CRAM using the link below. CRAM will prompt you by asking for your ODIN credentials and taking you to the Single Sign On (SSO) page for PSU.

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Logging in there will give you a series of options depending on the type of account that you where given. Those account situations and options are detailed below.

Finished with Online Orientation? First time taking MCECS classes? Activate your accounts using CRAM

If you are taking your first MCECS class, after signing in you will see a button to request the activation of your account. Once your activation request is sent, it can take up to 15 minutes for your account creation to be processed. When it is complete, you will receive an email directing you back to CRAM ( to pick up your login credentials. Use those credentials (login/password) to access MCECS computers.

Important: If you registered for a class today it might take up to 2 days before you can use CRAM to activate your account.

Not taking MCECS classes?

Only students who are taking MCECS classes, or have taken MCECS classes recently, are eligible for an MCECS account. If you log in but receive a message stating you have no accounts, please check your class schedule to make sure you are signed up for an MCECS class.

Password Recovery

If you password was reset in the past 3 days, you will see a button to recover the original randomly generated password. After 3 days, the password is not accessible and you would need to reset it.

Password Resetting

If you forgot your password, you can reset it in CRAM by clicking the reset password button next to the username.  You will receive your new credentials immediately but it could take up to 15 minutes to become active.  Note that you will not be able to reset or change your password again for 3 days.

Note: If you need help retrieving or resetting a password, email

Changing Your Password

Your MCECS password can be changed by logging into the MCECS intranet:

You may need to first login to the intranet using your current MCECS password, and then provide the current password again in the change password form. Your new password should be reasonably complex; the complexity requirements can be accessed from the change password form.

Changing your MCECS password will not affect your ODIN account.