Create a Good Password using Terminal

If you’re not the best at making passwords or just don’t want to make one up right off the spot, you would usually run third party applications to generate a good password for you.

Why download third party apps when you already have a password generator for you just waiting to be used in the Terminal?

To create a password:

1. Access Terminal. Username>Applications>Utilities>Terminal
2. On the line provided, write openssl rand -base64 6.
3. Terminal will generate an eight character password for you.


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