- Hi Mike,

> I am currently using . . . to generate encrypted passwords.

specialty software?

> Do any of you know how I can do this in a batch mode without buying

How many do you want? I wrote a little Excel spreadsheet to generate random

passwords for another project. There are only two lines to it really:

In cell A1 paste the string of possible characters:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

And somewhere else copy and paste this formula:

=MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1,

RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1,

RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1,

RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)

At present this generates 8 character passwords - there's no particular

requirement that they include numbers though this could be added I guess.

There's also a little glitch and you sometimes get #VALUE! errors, I just

ignore them.

If you paste the formula into a block of twenty cells then you'll get 20n

new passwords each time you refresh the spreadsheet. Use Copy & Paste

Special | Values to keep them for later use.

Best wishes

Bob

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Bob Janes

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We carry within us wonders we seek without us. ~ Thomas Browne - --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, "Bob Janes" <bob.janes@...> wrote:
>

random

> Hi Mike,

>

> > I am currently using . . . to generate encrypted passwords.

> > Do any of you know how I can do this in a batch mode without buying

> specialty software?

>

> How many do you want? I wrote a little Excel spreadsheet to generate

> passwords for another project. There are only two lines to it really:

guess.

>

> In cell A1 paste the string of possible characters:

>

> ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

>

> And somewhere else copy and paste this formula:

>

> =MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1,

> RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1,

> RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1,

> RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)&MID($A$1, RAND()*LEN($A$1),1)

>

> At present this generates 8 character passwords - there's no particular

> requirement that they include numbers though this could be added I

> There's also a little glitch and you sometimes get #VALUE! errors, I

just

> ignore them.

get 20n

>

> If you paste the formula into a block of twenty cells then you'll

> new passwords each time you refresh the spreadsheet. Use Copy & Paste

Hi Bob,

> Special | Values to keep them for later use.

>

> Best wishes

>

> Bob

Does this actually encrypt them for .htaccess use on an Apache server

or does it generate random passwords only.

For some reason the link I included in my original post to clarify how

and what I am currently using appears to have been replaced with "...".

I am not sure how or why that happended.

Here is the link again.

http://www.rekka.net/cgi-bin/htpasswd.

I removed "cgi" from the file name incase that is why it was being

changed to "..."

Thanks,

-Mike - Mike Breiding wrote:
>I am currently using this site:

On your Windows machine? Try this one. Scroll down to "Encode UNIX Password".

>http://www.rekka.net/cgi-bin/htpasswd.cgi to generate encrypted passwords.

>

>Do any of you know how I can do this in a batch mode without buying

>specialty software? I am doing the project as a volunteer and there is

>no money available to buy software.

<http://www.magsys.co.uk/apps/>

Lotta - --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, loro <loro-spam01-@...> wrote:
>

passwords.

> Mike Breiding wrote:

> >I am currently using this site:

> >http://www.rekka.net/cgi-bin/htpasswd.cgi to generate encrypted

> >

Password".

> >Do any of you know how I can do this in a batch mode without buying

> >specialty software? I am doing the project as a volunteer and there is

> >no money available to buy software.

>

> On your Windows machine? Try this one. Scroll down to "Encode UNIX

> <http://www.magsys.co.uk/apps/>

AWESOME

> Lotta

>

Once again: "Lotta to the Rescue!"

Thanks,

-Mike

Thanks,

-Mike