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Convert cryptographic keys to human-readable phrases, or generate random-yet-memorable passphrases

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A Python port of Niceware, for generating random-yet-memorable passwords. Each word provides 16 bits of entropy, so a useful password requires at least 3 words.

Because the wordlist is of exactly size 2^16, Niceware is also useful for converting cryptographic keys and other sequences of random bytes into human-readable phrases. With Niceware, a 128-bit key is equivalent to an 8-word phrase.

Usage

To insall

$ pip install niceware

To generate an 8-byte passphrase

>>> import niceware
>>> niceware.generate_passphrase(8)
['deathtrap', 'stegosaur', 'nilled', 'nonscheduled']

or from the command line

$ niceware --words 5
tincturing distasting await trusser treadler

Niceware for Python uses os.urandom for entropy.

Credits

Niceware for Python is a port of Niceware, by yan.

This package was created with Cookiecutter and the audreyr/cookiecutter-pypackage project template.

History

0.2.1 (2017-03-25)

  • Add example command line usage

0.2.0 (2017-03-25)

  • Add niceware command to generate passphrase(s)
  • Add examples to docstrings
  • Mark Python 3.6 as supported

0.1.1 (2017-03-12)

  • README fixes, no code changes

0.1.0 (2017-03-11)

  • First release on PyPI.

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