Last night, a site that I helped write in Python (prior to 2005) was moved to a new server. It came as a surprise to no one that the site broke as a result of the move. The old server was likely RHEL 2.1. The new server is likely RHEL 5 or 6. Python versions are different, and I don’t even know if they copied over the custom module stuff that we did back then.
This dilemma got me thinking about other easy ways to get a random password. So I decided to do something about it. My efforts have produced the site which I now announce to you!:
The ICanHazPW site is a simple site that returns a randomly generated password when the site is accessed via a browser, or a command-line interface such as “curl” or “wget”. All passwords generated will contain a mixture of Uppercase and Lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters. By default, the site will return a password with a length of 8 characters. You can easily change the length requested by prepending either “12” or “16” as the sub-domain name:
12.icanhazpw.info returns 12 characters
16.icanhazpw.info returns 16 characters
If anyone has any comments, or questions about this site, please email admin