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Re^2: need to auto generate user/password info

by Seumas (Curate)
on Jun 20, 2004 at 09:19 UTC ( #368256=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: need to auto generate user/password info
in thread need to auto generate user/password info

I just call passwdgen to generate my passwords. It may not be as portable but it does offer a ton of flexibility.

sub generatePassword { my $password = `passwdgen -pa --length=6`; $password =~ s/Your password is: (.*)/$1/; chomp $password; return $password; }


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Re: need to auto generate user/password info
by b10m (Vicar) on Jun 20, 2004 at 15:01 UTC

    Of course you could also use something like Crypt::PassGen (Crypt::PassGen - Generate a random password that looks like a real word). The generated passwords aren't perfect, but it usually suits me for non-critical things and the generated passwords are usually quite easy to remember, for the look like real words.

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    b10m

    All code is usually tested, but rarely trusted.
      Cool, I'll have to play with that a bit. I, of course, allow users to create their own passwords but I use an authorization process that requires them to use the system generated password to initialize their account. I chose passwdgen without too much thought, because it works and I'm familiar with it and needed a quick solution to the cruddy little hacked-up generator I had written from scratch.

      Thanks for the tip!

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