An XKCD/diceware-inspired password generator written in Julia


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This is a password generator written in [Julia](https://julialang.org), inspired
by [xkcd #963](https://xkcd.com/936/). There are word lists bundled with this
repo, including the lists from [this
repository](https://github.com/first20hours/google-10000-english) (included as
a git submodule), but you can use also use your own.


Running this is trivial with Julia's package manager:

julia> Pkg.add("XKPasswd") INFO: Cloning cache of XKPasswd from https://github.com/freeboson/XKPasswd.jl.git

julia> using XKPasswd;

julia> XKPasswd.generate(4, append_digit=false) # output here is just a joke Entropy: ~45 bits; 100y BF attempt rate: 9 k att/s. 1-element Array{String,1}: "correct horse battery staple"

julia> XKPasswd.generate(6, npws=5, delimstr="-", capitalize=true) Entropy: ~70 bits; 100y BF attempt rate: 450 G att/s. 5-element Array{String,1}: "Succeed-Ruin-Variety-Rice-Claim-Be-1" "City-Ask-Right-Arrow-Excite-Disregard-9" "Uncle-Stem-Harbor-Fool-Give-Breathe-4" "Borrow-Importance-Descendant-Height-Service-Sow-7" "Below-Union-Envelope-Back-Asleep-First-1"

Don't use any of the above as your own password :)

Word lists

The word lists provided by `XKPasswd.jl` are stored in `data/`, but you can
access them in `XKPasswd.generate` from the `WordList` enum. The options are:

+ `XKPasswd.simple`, a list of 2248 simple words
+ `XKPasswd.jargon`, a list of 9460 more complicated words
+ `XKPasswd.immemorable`, the list of all 94 non-whitespace printable ASCII
  characters (probably want to use `delimstr=""` and lots of "words")
+ `XKPasswd.google_20k`, a list of 20k words with *UK spelling*
+ `XKPasswd.google_10k`, a list of 10k words with *UK spelling*
+ `XKPasswd.google_10k_clean`, (86 "bad" words removed) with *UK spelling*
+ `XKPasswd.google_10k_usa` the 10k list with *USA spelling*
+ `XKPasswd.google_10k_usa_clean` (98 "bad words removed)
+ `XKPasswd.google_10k_usa_clean_short` 2186 words with length < 5
+ `XKPasswd.google_10k_usa_clean_medium` 5471 words with length in [5,8]
+ `XKPasswd.google_10k_usa_clean_long` 2246 words with length > 8

All of the lists specified by `XKPasswd.google_*` are derived from [Google's
Trillion Word Corpus](https://books.google.com/ngrams/info). See [this
repository](https://github.com/first20hours/google-10000-english) for more
details. Alternatively, you can pass `XKPasswd.generate` a `String` with the
path to your favorite word list.


using XKPasswd;

XKPasswd.generate(4, XKPasswd.jargon, npws=10) XKPasswd.generate(6, XKPasswd.google_10k_usa_clean, delimstr="-", capitalize=true) XKPasswd.generate(4, "./some_other_list.txt", npws=5, append_digit=false)

The three commands above will all produce `Array{String,1}` instances with:

1. 10 passwords with 4 random words from the `XKPasswd.jargon` builtin word
   list, delimited by spaces, and with a single random digit at the end
2. 1 password with 6 random words from the `XKPasswd.google_10k_usa_clean`
   builtin word list, delimited by hyphens, with the first character of each
   word capitalized, and with a single random digit at the end
3. 5 passwords with 4 random words from the file `some_other_list.txt` in the
   current working directory, delimited by spaces

Example from CLI (outside REPL):

$ julia -e 'using XKPasswd; XKPasswd.spin_the_wheel(30, XKPasswd.immemorable, delimstr="", append_digit=false)' Entropy: ~197 bits; 100y BF attempt rate: 24724487880394354320522567111468 Y att/s. Spinning... Press [Enter] to end

BmZ;Kp]x~RLE-~@8A-UWaZQe8S50C `` html In the last example, the `spin_the_wheel` method is used. It will cycle through random passwords of the specified format until you hit <kbd>Enter</kbd>. (It reads from file descriptor zero and issues VT100 commands so you should probably only do it from REPL or CLI.)

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