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PWMAKE(1)		    General Commands Manual		     PWMAKE(1)

NAME
       pwmake -	simple tool for	generating random relatively easily pronounce-
       able passwords

SYNOPSIS
       pwmake <entropy-bits>

DESCRIPTION
       pwmake is a simple configurable tool for	generating  random  and	 rela-
       tively  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  sys-
       tems/services  where  brute  force  attacks are of very limited rate of
       tries.  The 64 bits should be adequate for applications where  the  at-
       tacker does not have direct access to the password hash file. For situ-
       ations where the	attacker might obtain the direct access	to  the	 pass-
       word  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 libp-
       wquality	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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