CentOS 7.0 - man page for pwmake (centos section 1)
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pwmake - simple tool for generating random relatively easily pronounceable passwords
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.
The first and only argument is the number of bits of entropy used to generate the pass-
/etc/security/pwquality.conf - The configuration file for the libpwquality library.
pwmake returns 0 on success, non zero on error.
Tomas Mraz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Red Hat, Inc. 10 Nov 2011 PWMAKE(1)
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