passha – A hashapass variant

I like the idea of hashapass, but I’m unwilling to use an online tool, as I fear that someday it might be compromised. So I wrote down my own variant of hashapass. It uses slightly longer passwords, and sha256 as the hash function.

#! /usr/bin/python
 
"""
passha.py - Generate passwords from a master password and a parameter.
 
Based on hashapass (http://hashapass.com)
"""
import hmac
import hashlib
 
def main(passwd, param):
    hm = hmac.HMAC(passwd, param, hashlib.sha256)
    print hm.digest().encode("base64")[:10]
 
if __name__=="__main__":
    import getpass
    passwd = getpass.getpass()
    param = raw_input("Parameter: ")
    main(passwd, param)

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