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Monarch IDentification and Authorization System (MIDAS)

MIDAS is the University's tailor-made system for Identity Management and the provisioning of services. It cross-references users between systems of record and keeps track of their centrally-managed permissions.

With the MIDAS web application (at midas.odu.edu), individuals at ODU can:

  1. Manage their own passwords and recovery settings
  2. Configure two-factor authentication
  3. Request additional access to a variety of services beyond the defaults

Features for Managers

Authorized users can also use MIDAS to manage departmental associations, permissions for others and memberships in groups and mailing lists.



If you're the leader of a department, office, program or other business unit, you and your chosen delegates will gain access to a new control panel in MIDAS: Organizations.

From this interface, you can manage MIDAS's understanding of your business unit and its members. By including people in the Organization, their accounts will remain active, and they will acquire permissions relevant to your unit.

With the new Organization management tool, you can:

  • import membership lists from Human Resources or Payroll data, or from instructor assignments.
  • make individual memberships conditional on this data, or be notified if their data changes.
  • review and audit memberships at any time.

Other Features



MIDAS has a robust authorization system capable of authorizing services or approvals for nearly any data element in MIDAS.


Account Requirement

MIDAS is capable of enforcing Account Requirements by leveraging the authorization system. Requirements such as "Everyone must sign the AUP" and "Employee Training must be completed by Employees." Requirements can be dynamically added and changed.



Roles describe your affiliation to the University. Many are defined through University Business processes, while others are associated to you during account creation.


Auto Provisioning

This process is linked to Authorizations, enabling MIDAS to target service provisioning based on any criteria supported by the authorization system.


Administrative Interfaces

The administrative interface was created to support account managers and help desk staff. This interface supports workflows, employment information, greater service detail and control, as well as other administrative functions and processes.

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