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    xkpasswd

    1.0.5 • Public • Published

    xkpasswd

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    Memorable password generator, inspired by a PERL module powering xkpasswd.net/s/

    Also available in Go: xkpasswd-go

    Using as a node module

    You can use xkpasswd as a module in your application.

    EXAMPLE

    var xkpasswd = require('xkpasswd');
    
    console.log(xkpasswd());
    valuable=bear=difference=53
    
    console.log(xkpasswd({complexity: 5, separators: '#+-'}));
    addition#wheat#congress#manner#lonely#20
    
    console.log(xkpasswd({wordList: __dirname + '/myWordList.json'}));
    apple#grape#banana
    
    

    Using as a command in terminal

    You can also use xkpasswd command in your terminal if you install the package globally (npm install xkpasswd -g).

    CLI OPTIONS

    xkpasswd --complexity <number> --separators <string> --pattern <string> --transform <string> --number <number> --wordList <string>
    

    xkp alias for is also provided for convenience. You can use it interchangeably with xkpasswd command.


    You can specify complexity argument in accordance with complexity levels table. Defaults to 2.

    If specified pattern argument overrides the pattern derived from complexity level.

    If separators are provided they are used instead of the standard set (see complexity levels). One separator is used per password, picked randomly from the provided set.

    You can set transform option to alternate or uppercase to trigger case transformation.

    To generate multiple passwords at once you can specify the desired amount with the number argument. Defaults to 1.

    Finally if you'd like to use a custom list of words you can provide it as a JSON file, text file or an array via wordList function.


    Using hyphen (-) as a separator

    Due to the way the arguments are parsed make sure to use equals sign instead of space if you'd like to use a hyphen (-) as your separator: xkpasswd -s=-.


    EXAMPLE Default behaviour

    $ xkpasswd
    hide+threw+money+61
    

    EXAMPLE Specify complexity

    $ xkpasswd -c 5
    join=industrial=wide=direction=lungs=16
    
    $ xkpasswd -c 6
    57!FIFTHLY!astronauts!AFFECTEDLY!nymphs!TRUSTLESSNESSES!06
    

    EXAMPLE Specify custom pattern

    $ xkpasswd -p wdwd
    
    adjective3solar6
    

    EXAMPLE Specify custom word list / dictionary

    $ xkpasswd -wordList myWordList.json
    
    orange.apple.banana
    
    $ xkpasswd -dict myWordList.txt
    
    kiwi-strawberry-grape
    

    EXAMPLE Specify complexity, custom separators and number of passwords

    $ xkpasswd -c 3 -s '#!+' -n 5
    
    dog!friend!successful!47
    other#sell#close#01
    hyperspatial+polyvalences+inquirendo+03
    war#reassemble#inventress#93
    gainsays+illumes+discontiguity+86
    

    Patterns

    Patterns can consist of any combination of words, digits and separators. The first letters (w, d and s respectively) are used in pattern string provided to the password generation function.

    For example:

    • w will return a single word (i.e. demographics). Use w for lowercase and W for uppercase.
    • wsd will return a word and a digit, separated by one of the permitted separators (i.e. storm#7)
    • wswsdd will return two words followed by a two digit number, all with separators between (i.e. delates+dissembled+16)

    Complexity levels

    There are 6 complexity levels specified which can be used to provide default patterns as well as trigger additional features, such as alternate casing between words and expanded sets of separators.

    Complexity Pattern Separators
    1 wsw #.-=+_
    2 wswsw #.-=+_
    3 wswswsdd #.-=+_
    4 wswswswsdd #.-=+_
    5 wswswswswsd #.-=+_!$*:~?
    6 ddswswswswswsdd #.-=+_!$*:~?%^&;

    In addition level 6 alternates upper and lower case between words.

    Release notes

    v1.0.5

    • Added support for custom word lists
    • Improved linting profile

    v1.0.4

    • Added Coveralls integration and badge

    v1.0.3

    • Added tests and linting (thanks @yogendra)

    v1.0.2

    • Added transform option (thanks @yogendra)

    v1.0.1

    • Using a cleaned up list of words

    v1.0.0

    • updated complexity levels
    • fixed uppercase/lowercase transformation
    • cleaned up code and documentation

    Install

    npm i xkpasswd

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    225

    Version

    1.0.5

    License

    ISC

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