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Access and UI Environment


An OpenX Partner Services representative initially sets up your accounts and users to get started. An account administrator is then able to set up additional accounts and users as needed.

To access the OpenX UI, make sure to provide your email to OpenX and receive your OpenX URL.

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First-time Access

The first time you log in to the system, you use the email address associated with your OpenX user account, and the temporary password you received in an auto-generated email message. After you log in with these details, you are prompted to change your password. You can use the new password for subsequent OpenX login attempts. In addition, OpenX requires you to change your password every 180 days.

To log in to OpenX for the first time:

  1. Open one of the following:

    • The auto-generated email message you received from OpenX, and click the link for the OpenX URL.
    • Your web browser and enter your OpenX URL.
  2. On the OpenX login page, enter your email address and temporary password provided by OpenX.

  3. Click Submit.

  4. On the Change Your Password page, enter your temporary password, create a new password, and confirm it.

  5. Type in the CAPTCHA code as displayed.

  6. Click Submit. Use this password for all subsequent sign-ins into the system.

When you are logged in to the OpenX, you can change your user settings, such as your user name, or notes, or you can reset your password.


To update your email address, you need to submit a request through the OpenX Community.

Viewing History

History is an easy-to-read list that provides information regarding:

  • Changes to objects
  • Who made changes
  • When changes were made

If you don’t have permission to read or edit an object, History will not be available.

To view history:

  1. From any of the objects listed below, click on the object to access its Details screen.

  2. Click on the History tab.

  3. To view additional History events, scroll down.

    site > history example

Objects with History

The following is a list of all objects with History across all OpenX products.

  • Accounts
  • Ad Units
  • Pricing Rules
  • Sites
  • Pricing Controls
  • Deals

Types of History events

History automatically updates after all History events. OpenX provides the following types of History events.

CreateWhen you create an object.
Update• When a user makes a change to an object, like when you change targeting criteria. The user name is displayed.
• When system events occur, like when a line item expires after the defined flight end date. No specific user name is displayed.