Note to the Community:

As part of ongoing efforts to improve account security, Seton Hill University has established a new password complexity schema and procedure for password changes and setting security questions for all staff, faculty, and students beginning in December 2022.


Password resets, security questions, and the ability to unlock accounts are being migrated to a vendor-based system, Microsoft 365. With this system, you will be able to configure multiple ways to independently recover and access your account through secondary email, text message and security questions.  This is a tool that we currently have access to that will provide a modern interface to self service password management.  The Solution Center will no longer have access to your security questions or the ability to unlock your account. The power will be at your fingertips at any time of the day or night!


This approach aligns with current information security best practices and limits the added risk that a compromised account presents to the University. Update your security questions/answers and other recovery methods using the links below.

How To Links

New Password Requirements:

General Guidelines:

So, how do you have a “strong” password that is easy to remember? While it may seem tough to do this, there are a few simple tips that can make it easy.

Note: the examples below illustrate just the concepts being discussed.  No single technique should be used on its own.

The combination of several will produce a strong password.

      a deliberately misspelled term, e.g., Wdn-G8 (Wooden Gate) or HersL00kn@U (Here’s looking at you).

Please feel free to contact the Solution Center with any questions (724)830-1805 or Thank you for your continued support in keeping the University protected.