Create a Random Password Generator In Python

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Simple Random Password Generator In Python

Are you like me and like to turn anything and everything into a script if possible? If so then here is another one for your collection. This is a random password generator in python that creates a password anywhere from 8 to 16 characters.

A strong password is usually your first line of defense against hackers or maybe your ex boyfriend or girlfriend. Always remember, the more complicated a password is, the harder it will be to guess or crack.

The Code

Download this python script on Github.


How it works

First we imported the string module. This module contains a number of functions to process standard Python strings.

Then we import randint and choice. Randint creates a pseudo-random number and choice() is an inbuilt function in the Python programming language that returns a random item from a list, tuple, or string.

Now we create a variable for letters, numbers, special characters and combine it all together in the chars variable.

We then set the minimum password length to 8 characters and the maximum to 16 characters. Feel free to change the password length to make the output more complex or straightfoward.

We combine it all together and print out the results. A new password will be generated every time the script is run.

random password generator

We tested the password strength of “6H-361nr\m}_O” at and received these results!

Feel free to leave a comment below with any suggestions or questions.

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