Generate Random Passwords

Passwordstate has a quite capable Password Generator, and can be used in a couple of ways – each user can have their own personal Password Generator options, or specific options can be assigned to individual Password Lists. We’ll run through some of the options now:

Alphanumerics & Special Characters
You can specify what letters, numerics and special characters will use when generating passwords, but selecting the appropriate options on the ‘Alphanumerics & Special Characters’ Tab. Options are:

  • Include Alphanumerics & Special Characters – if omitted, then only ‘Word Phrases’ will be used to generate the passwords
  • Length – specify the minimum and maximum length of characters/numbers generated
  • Lower-case – choose if you want to include lower-case characters
  • Upper-case – choose if you want to include upper-chase characters
  • Numbers – choose if you would like to include numbers
  • Include higher ratio of alphanumerics vs special characters – if you also choose to include special characters, then you can choose to generate a percentage of alphanumeric characters than special characters
  • Include ambiguous alphanumerics – characters like I , l, and 1 maybe be confusing as it’s difficult to read what they are, and you can choose to ignore these characters
  • Include the following special characters – you can use the predefined ones, or modify to suite your own requirements
  • Include the following brackets – again, you can choose the predefined brackets, or just specify the ones you want to use
Alphanumeric Password Generator Options

Alphanumeric Password Generator Options


Word Phrases
To make the passwords a little easier to read and remember, you can also choose to insert random words within the password itself. There are 10,000 random words which can be used. Options are:

  • Include Word Phrases – to include them or not
  • Number of Words – how many words you would like inserted in the password
  • Maximum Word Length – specify the maximum length of the word which will be generated
Word Phrase Password Generator Options

Word Phrase Password Generator Options


Generate Passwords
And now that you have specified all the settings for generating your password(s), on this tab you can specify how many passwords you would like to generate.

Generate Random Passwords

Generate Random Passwords


We hope you find this blog post useful, and please let us know if you have any other suggestions for posts you would like to see about our Password Manager software.

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