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PWMAKE(1)		    General Commands Manual		     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 pronounceable 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 password.

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.			  2017-02-10			     PWMAKE(1)

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