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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>