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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>