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Passwords

Passwords are the key to unlock your personal information. Therefore, keeping a strong, secure, and safe password is crucial to protecting your information. Sacred Heart University requires a password that is at least 6 characters long and contains 3 of the following:
  • Upper case letter
  • Lower case letter
  • Number
  • Symbol
To see how stong your password is, enter it into the box below for a rating.
 
Test your password:
Looking for an "Excellent" rating? Use a 10 character password that contains all four of the above mentioned criteria.
 
How to Create a Strong Password
  1. Start with a phrase and capitalize the first letter of every word and acronym.
  2. Lets Go SHU

  3. Combine the words together to create one large word.
  4. LetsGoSHU

  5. Add numbers and symbols to the beginning and end.
  6. 55LetsGoSHU!!

  7. Substitute numbers and symbols for letters.
  8. 55L3tsG0SHU!!

    Popular substitutions include:
    • @ for a
    • 0(zero) for o
    • 1 for i
    • 3 for e
Now we have a pretty strong password! - 55L3tsG0SHU!!
 
Helpful Tips for Password Security
  1. Use a strong password.
    Create a strong password using the method above. Do not use the example password shown.
  2. Never give your password to anyone.
    There are always other ways to verify who you are. Your password should only be known by you. If you feel someone may have your password, change it immediately.
  3. Do not write your password down.
    Writing down your password makes it easy for anyone to see it or to take the written password.
  4. Do not use the same password for multiple sites or services.
    Imagine if one of your passwords was compromised. Because you use the same password for all of your sites, now all of your sites and services can be accessed using that password.