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KSU FlashLine

FlashLine (KSU E-mail)

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Kent State University is pleased to launch Kent State's FlashLine, a Web portal for the university community. As we launch FlashLine (on August 2, 2003) all passwords for '' e-mail accounts will be changed. This will impact all students, faculty and staff.

How can I get my new password?

Your new password will consist of information that only you would know. 

The format for your new ten-character password is: AMMMYYSSSS

  1. A = the first letter of your middle name. If you do not have a middle name, you have been assigned the character “x.”
  2. MMM = The second through fourth characters will be the first three letters of your birth month (e.g., April – apr).
  3. YY = the fifth and sixth characters will be the last two digits of your birth year.
  4. SSSS = the seventh through tenth characters will be the last four digits of your social security number.

For example, if an individual’s information is as follows:


Name: Chris A. Jones

Date of birth: November 2, 1971

Social Security Number: 123-45-6789

Then their new password would be: anov716789

NOTE: You will be immediately prompted to select a new password of your choice after you log-on with the password containing your characters from the formula described above.

How many characters should me NEW password include?

We recommend that your NEW Kent State's FlashLine password be made up of at least eight (8) characters. You may use any combination of letters or numbers. (NOTE: The system is case sensitive, so if you include a mixture of upper-case and/or lower-case letters when you create your new password, you will need to enter it the same way each time you log into Kent State's FlashLine.

Please send your questions about Kent State's FlashLine to You may also contact the Help Desk with FlashLine questions. The Help Desk can be reached at (330) 672-HELP (4357) or via e-mail at