Managing Accounts with CRAM
What is CRAM?
CRAM (CECS Remote Account manager) is a system that allows MCECS users to access their username and password information remotely. Students who need to validate a new MCECS account remotely can use CRAM to access their validation sheet with their new username and password information. Students requesting a password reset remotely can also use CRAM to access their new password information. 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.
Note: Visit intranet.cecs.pdx.edu/cram
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.
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 (https://intranet.cecs.pdx.edu/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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org