Strong password generator for humans
- Short to type, ideal for use on mobile devices or the command line
- No shift or alternate keyboard needed when typing
- Both visually and phonetically unambiguous
- Blanks can be inserted at arbitrary places to enhance visual representation
- C89 compiler
- POSIX-compliant system
- support for arc4random_uniform(3) (i.e. OpenBSD, FreeBSD, macOS)
Install on OpenBSD
$ make $ doas make install
Install on macOS
$ make $ sudo make install
Random password from a 40 bit key space:
$ rpass jikmus xuzjex
Random password from a 60 bit key space:
$ rpass 60 loltuk zahxok takrep
Key space requirements
The default key space of 40 bits relies on the following requirements:
- the adversary has no more than $25,000.00 to spend on brute forcing the password (as of 2019 according to 8x Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Hashcat Benchmarks)
- the password is stored using bcrypt(3) with 2^10 rounds
- the password only has to be secure for one year
Additional details about this calculation can be found in the manual.
All features are documented in the manual: rpass(1).
Copyright (c) 2017, 2019 Tim Kuijsten
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