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Generate random passwords via a perl script
Authored by: kaih on Mar 02, '06 01:16:18PM
How about using apg - the automated password generator.

From the homepage, here are some advantages:
  • Built-in ANSI X9.17 RNG (Random Number Generator)(CAST/SHA1)
  • Built-in password quality checking system (it has support for Bloom filter for faster access)
  • Two Password Generation Algorithms:
  • Pronounceable Password Generation Algorithm (according to NIST FIPS 181)
  • Random Character Password Generation Algorithm with 27 (35 for APG >= 2.0.0b0) configurable modes of operation
  • Configurable password length parameters
  • Configurable amount of generated passwords
  • Ability to initialize RNG with user string
  • Support for /dev/random
  • Ability to crypt() generated passwords and print them as additional output.
  • Special parameters to use APG in script
  • Ability to log password generation requests for network version
  • Ability to control APG service access using tcpd
  • Ability to use password generation service from any type of box (Mac, WinXX, etc.) that connected to network
  • Ability to enforce remote users to use only allowed type of password generation


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Generate random passwords via a perl script
Authored by: nine_mirrors on Mar 03, '06 01:25:52AM

APG is indeed a very good package, I use it on my linux machines but it needs fink.

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