|PWQGEN(1)||General Commands Manual||PWQGEN(1)|
pwqgen — Generate
quality controllable random passphrase
pwqgen program generates a random
passphrase using the libpasswdqc library. Strength of the generated
passphrase depends on the amount of randomness read from
random=47) The size of randomly-generated passphrase in bits (24 to 136).
- Load config FILE in the
passwdqc.confformat. This file may define any options described in passwdqc.conf(5), but only the
configoptions are honored by
pwqgenprogram version and exit.
pwqgenhelp text and exit.
pwqgen exits with non-zero status when it
encounters invalid config file, invalid option, invalid parameter value,
when it fails to obtain enough randomness, and in any case when it fails to
generate a passphrase.
/etc/passwdqc.conf (not read unless this
suggested file location is specified with the
The pam_passwdqc module was written for Openwall GNU/*/Linux by
Solar Designer. The
pwqgen program was originally
written for ALT GNU/*/Linux by Dmitry V. Levin, indirectly reusing code from
pam_passwdqc (via libpasswdqc). This manual page was written for Openwall
GNU/*/Linux by Dmitry V. Levin.
|March 10, 2021||Openwall Project|