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 minimum of 8 characters and cannot contain parts of your account name or your full name Password history: 6 (your previous 6 passwords are invalid and cannot be re-used)

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 cannot be used: @ $ & " ( ) ' ; = # or a blank space

The temptation to use loved ones names, birthdays and anniversaries is great. But "easy to remember" can also become "easy to guess." And, 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.