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       Data::Password - Perl extension for assessing password quality.


               use Data::Password qw(IsBadPassword);

               print IsBadPassword("clearant");

               # Bad password - contains the word 'clear', only lowercase

               use Data::Password qw(:all);

               $DICTIONARY = 0;

               $GROUPS = 0;

               $SKIPCHAR = 0;

               print IsBadPassword("clearant");


       This module checks potential passwords for crackability.  It checks that the password is
       in the appropriate length, that it has enough character groups, that it does not contain
       the same characters repeatedly or ascending or descending characters, or charcters close
       to each other in the keyboard.  It will also attempt to search the ispell word file for
       existance of whole words.  The module's policies can be modified by changing its
       variables.  (Check "VARIABLES").  For doing it, it is recommended to import the ':all'
       shortcut when requiring it:

       use Data::Password qw(:all);


       1.  IsBadPassword(password)

           Returns undef if the password is ok, or a textual description of the fault if any.

       2.  IsBadPasswordForUNIX(user, password)

           Performs two additional checks: compares the password against the login name and the
           "comment" (ie, real name) found on the user file.


       1.  $DICTIONARY

           Minimal length for dictionary words that are not allowed to appear in the password.
           Set to false to disable dictionary check.

       2.  $FOLLOWING

           Maximal length of characters in a row to allow if the same or following.  If
           $FOLLOWING_KEYBOARD is true (default), the module will also check for alphabetical
           keys following, according to the English keyboard layout.  Set $FOLLOWING to false to
           bypass this check.

       3.  $GROUPS

           Groups of characters are lowercase letters, uppercase letters, digits and the rest of
           the allowed characters. Set $GROUPS to the number of minimal character groups a
           password is required to have.  Setting to false or to 1 will bypass the check.

       4.  $MINLEN


           Minimum and maximum length of a password. Both can be set to false.

       5.  @DICTIONARIES

           Location where we are looking for dictionary files. You may want to set this variable
           if you are using not *NIX like operating system.

       6.  $SKIPCHAR

           Set $SKIPCHAR to 1 to skip checking for bad characters.

       7.  $BADCHARS

           Prohibit a specific character range. Excluded character range regualr experssion is
           expect. (You may use ^ to allow specific range) Default value is: '\0-\x1F\x7F' For
           ASCII only set value $BADCHARS = '^\x20-\x7F'; Force numbers and upper case only
           $BADCHARS = '^A-Z1-9';


       ·   /usr/share/dict/web2

       ·   /usr/share/dict/words

       ·   /etc/passwd


       See Data::Password::BasicCheck if you need only basic password checking.  Other modules
       Data::Password::Common, Data::Password::Check, Data::Password::Meter,
       Data::Password::Entropy and String::Validator::Password


       Ariel Brosh (RIP), January 2002.

       Oded S. Resnik, from April 2004.


       Copyright (c) 2001 - 2014  Raz Information Systems Ltd.  <>

       This package is distributed under the same terms as Perl itself, see the Artistic License
       on Perl's home page.