Password Generation (and Profiles)

This guide covers password generation in the PPS web client.  Click here for information on how to generate passwords in KeePass.

Pleasant Password Server allows for the automated generation of secure passwords based on required criteria. Paired with the convenience of PPS storing your passwords so you dont have to remember them, you can now have incredibly secure passwords with little effort. If you will be needing to be generating passwords with the same criteria (length, lower case, numbers, etc.) the Password Profiles will be what you will want to use. However, if you just need a one time creation of a secure password, the Password Generator will serve as a more effecient tool.

Supported Criteria:

Pleasant Password Server Supports the following criteria for password generation:

  • Length - this value will dictate the exact number of characters used in the password
  • Upper Case - will cause the generated password to include at least 1 Upper Case alphabetic character (A - Z)
  • Lower Case - will cause the generated password to include at least 1 Lower Case alphabetic character (a - z)
  • Numbers (Digits) - will cause the generated password to include at least 1 number (0 - 9)
  • Symbol - will cause the generated password to include at least one symbol (`~!@#$%^&*()-_=+[]{}\\|;:' ",<)

Password Profiles

The Password Profiles are more for when you will be generating multiple passwords with the same Criteria, or you would like the capability to re-use a specific password criteria. The Password Profiles are accessed from the main Navigation bar by the menu "Password Profiles".

From this page you will be able to add a new Password Profile by clicking "Add new record"

After which you can Name the Profile and set the desired criteria. These profiles can be editted and deleted as needed.

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Once a Password Profile is created, they can be used to generate a password for any entry via the "Actions -> Edit" menu of an Entry. Click on the "Key" button drop down underneath the "Confirm password" Field, then select the Profile you want the password to be generated from.

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Note: You will still need to Save the Entry settings to save the generated password.

Password Generator

If you are looking for a one-time password generation for a specific entry that you do not intend to reuse, the Password Generator will be more applicable to your needs.

The Password Generator is accessed from the "Actions -> Edit" Menu of an entry. Then by Clicking and expanding the "Password Generator" Menu. From here you can configure the criteria you require, after which you can click the "Generate Password" button to populate the Password fields with your randomly generated password.

Note: You will still need to Save the Entry settings to save the generated password.

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