A Python script using the Python 'Secrets' module to generate random passwords with the optional inclusion of special characters. Use a unique password for every login and never reuse passwords. Store your passwords in a password manager like KeePass, LastPass, or BitWarden
Use also to generate random login names as well for added security to financial account logins or anywhere a screen name isn't necessary.
usage: newpass [option] [length]
Generate a random password of a specified length
length Desired password length. If not specified, default is 23
-h, --help show this help message and exit --symbol, -s Include all symbols in the password --limit, -l Limit symbols used to !@#$%&*
newpass - generates a 23 character alphanumeric password newpass 20 - generates a 20 character alphanumeric password newpass -s 25 - generates a 25 character password that can include all symbols newpass -l 15 - generates a 15 character password that can include symbols !@#$%&* If both -s and -l flags are used (-sl, -ls) the -s takes precedence and the -l is ignored Passwords created always start with a letter, contain at least one capital and one lowercase letter and at least 3 digits
Some sites restrict the use of symbols. The default does not include symbols.
The -s flag includes a larger list of symbols (!"#$%&'()*+,-:;=?@^_~)
The -l flag includes a limited set of symbols (!@#$%*&) for increased acceptance to some sites.
Use a unique password for every site and never reuse passwords.
Store them in a password manager such as KeePass, LastPass, or Bitwarden