Password Generator

Enpass has a built-in password generator to help you in creating unique and robust passwords whenever you need.

Generating Passwords

You can generate password from Edit page of any item by tapping the Generate button right next to password field, or you can go to the sidebar and tap on Generator icon.

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The password’s complexity can be altered using the various controls provided on generator. You can create pronounceable as well as random passwords.

Pronounceable passwords

Pronounceable passwords are created with Diceware methodology using 14400 English dictionary words. You can set the number of words, include the uppercase, digits, and symbols as separators (dollar, hyphen, comma, space, period, underscore or hash).

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Random passwords

While generating Random passwords, you can decide the total length of the password, the number of minimum or exactly uppercase, digits, and symbols. Also, you can specify the symbols you want to exclude while generating the password.

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If the option of Ambiguous Characters is off, Enpass will not include following letters in your password: 1 (one), l (small L) and I (eye); O (oh) and 0 (zero).

Note

Enpass uses zxcbvn algorithm to give you a realistic estimation of password strength.

Password strength

Entropy is a measure of password strength. Enpass uses Zxcvbn for calculation of entropy of random passwords. More details about zxcvbn are here.

If a password is pronounceable, Enpass calculate both Zxcvbn and Diceware entropy and least of them will be used to show strength. Strength meter is calibrated for following corresponding entropy to display values.

Entropy Strength
<35 Very poor
35-50 Weak
50-70 Average
70-100 Good
>100 Excellent

Password History

Enpass keeps a record of the passwords that you used, along with their respective timestamps. This feature is especially useful when you have to change a website’s password using the Enpass password generator.

Password history of an item

To check the password history of any item, open the item and tap on the password field, you’ll see a swipe menu with 3-dots. Tapping on that will present a context menu with History and Check if Pwned option. Select History to see the previously used passwords.

History of all the passwords

You can check the history of all the passwords created using Enpass password generator by following these steps:

  • Open the password generator → tap on the options menu (3-dots) → History. A list of all the passwords generated using password generator will appear.
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