Secure Passwords

To protect College information resources, Stonehill users are required to change their Stonehill passwords every 180 days using the password change service.

Passwords must be a minimum of 8 characters and cannot contain your name. 

You cannot reuse any of your 6 previous passwords.

Passwords must contain characters from at least three of the following four categories:

  • English uppercase alphabet characters (A-Z)
  • English lowercase alphabet characters (a-z)
  • Base 10 digits (0-9)
  • Non-alphanumeric characters: ! ? % ^ * + - _ : ´ } { [ ] | ' ~
     
  • NOTE: The following characters can not be used: @ $ & " ( ) ' ; = # or a blank space

The temptation to use loved one's names, birthdays and anniversaries is great but "easy to remember" can also become "easy to guess." In a world where hackers use sophisticated software to crack passwords, an easy password is an open invitation. The challenge is to create something that is memorable for you but tough for others to decipher.

In addition to these requirements, passwords should never be shared, written down, or e-mailed to others. Users cannot reuse any of their previous six passwords

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Article ID: 39856
Created
Fri 9/29/17 11:23 AM
Modified
Tue 9/22/20 10:24 AM