This is a complete rewrite of my secure password generator. The new version uses my a true random number generator (and here).
The major change was using the new true random number generator in order to ensure strong passwords. Less significant changes include an easy way to specify password’s strips, and some calling convention changes.
$ ./spass -l 14
$ ./spass -s 0-9a-f -l 32
Download the tarball
spass-2.0.tar.bz2. The program depends on Boost‘s program_options (it was tested against version 1.37 and 1.42 and should work with other versions too).
This is a new version of my
/dev/random based secure password generator –
spass. The new version doesn’t have new features, it’s mainly a bug-fix release. The package now uses autotools, which means it has the standard
configure script and makefile. I also fixed some typos in the help message. Overall the new version doesn’t offer anything new compared to the old one, except for easier installation.
spass is a secure password generation tool.
spass was designed under the assumption that a password generator is as good as its random number generator, so
spass uses the
Random class, a
/dev/random based cryptographically strong random number generator class. As always, I tried to make the command-line interface as user-friendly as possible (as much as a command-line interface can be friendly).