Making a good Password Generator app

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by petisjioweelsha, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. petisjioweelsha macrumors member

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    I really like the password utility from KeePasX
    Is there an easy way to turn it into a stand-alone app?
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I don't understand your question. The binary download is already a stand-alone app.

    If there is a specific problem with the binary download, you'll have to explain exactly what the problem is.
     
  3. Ap0ks macrumors 6502

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    It's open-source so you could potentially (check licences) strip out the code for the generator utility and make it standalone, but it's not the easiest method.

    Why not use a password generator app, or just use KeePasX as it is?
     
  4. Platskies macrumors member

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    Could you use OS X's built-in "Password Assistant" to help generate passwords? This page which shows an example of calling a public framework's (but I think undocumented) API. (and there's this page on how it was done)
     
  5. petisjioweelsha thread starter macrumors member

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    I just wanted to have a stand-alone app that was of the KeePassX password generation utility. I like the way it look and it has lots of options, I especially like the 'entropy collection' feature.
    I don't know anything about programming.
    I found a decent pw maker on the Mac App Store. I guess I'll just stick with that.
     
  6. firewood macrumors 604

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    The advantage of stripping the code out and building the app yourself is that you know what code is in the actual app. Very important for the tin-foil-hat types.
     

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