Passwords are often the only defence a website or application has to prevent unauthorized people from reading your private data and impersonating you. Read this page for advice on protecting yourself with strong passwords.
You can create or change your Seneca password with MyID at myid.senecacollege.ca. For help with your Seneca password please refer to the Seneca MyID Password Service help page or contact the Service Desk.
Seneca College requires you to use a complex password, and you must choose a new password every 180 days. For details please refer to the Password Rules web page.
Your Seneca password allows you to access many services including the Student Centre, email, and other computing services for students, staff, and faculty. Systems that access your private information may require additional verification steps, such as personal security questions and a personal identification number (PIN).
A good password is hard to guess but easy to remember.
Passwords that contain a word you'll find in the dictionary, or the name of a family member or celebrity, are very easy to guess. Complex passwords use a variety of characters such as upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, and special characters (like !@#$).
Here's some advice on making a complex but memorable password. Think of a song you like, and think of your favourite line of lyrics. For example, let's pick It's Like That by Run DMC which says the line "It's like that, and that's the way it is."
Don't use this exact example; choose a song or phrase that's meaningful to you and make small changes that you can remember. Now you've got a strong password that's memorable for you but hard to guess for others.
You don't use the same key for your house, your car, and your business. If you did, and you lost your key, whoever found it could gain access to all your important possessions. Likewise, you shouldn't use the same password on every website.
You can customize your passwords per website, but make it easy on yourself. For example, password add "FB" to the end of your Facebook password, or add "tweet" to the end of your Twitter password. This makes your passwords unique but memorable. For example:
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