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PWMAKE(1)										PWMAKE(1)

NAME
       pwmake - simple tool for generating random relatively easily pronounceable passwords

SYNOPSIS
       pwmake <entropy-bits>

DESCRIPTION
       pwmake  is  a  simple  configurable  tool for generating random and relatively easily pro-
       nounceable passwords. The tool allows you to specify the number of entropy bits	that  are
       used to generate the password.

       The entropy is pulled from /dev/urandom.

       The  minimum  number of bits is 56 which is usable for passwords on systems/services where
       brute force attacks are of very limited rate of tries.  The 64 bits should be adequate for
       applications where the attacker does not have direct access to the password hash file. For
       situations where the attacker might obtain the direct access to the password hash  or  the
       password  is  used  as  an  encryption key 80 to 128 bits should be used depending on your
       level of paranoia.

OPTIONS
       The first and only argument is the number of bits of entropy used to  generate  the  pass-
       word.

FILES
       /etc/security/pwquality.conf - The configuration file for the libpwquality library.

RETURN CODES
       pwmake returns 0 on success, non zero on error.

SEE ALSO
       pwscore(1), pam_pwquality(8)

AUTHORS
       Tomas Mraz <tmraz@redhat.com>

Red Hat, Inc.				   10 Nov 2011					PWMAKE(1)
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