[3.2][3.3][RC] Random Password Generator

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Re: [3.2][RC] Random Password Generator

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3Di wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:54 pm Hi James.
It makes me think, not having read the code, if and how the generated passwords obey the roles assigned in ACP?

I guess there's no problem if these are "No requirements".
See: ACP / User registration settings / Password complexity and Password length
From RC4 I am using a different way to generate the code, the default setting is 20 characters long and WILL contain at least one of:-

UPPER CASE
lower case
numbers 0-9
18 special characters

So whatever the complexity is required, this will satisfy it. (ie with the complexity setting to "Upper and Lower case" the generated password with upper case, lower case, numbers and special characters was still accepted without error)

Its a simple edit to increase or decrease the passwords length. See Here I did consider making it ACP adjustable, but didn't consider it worth the hassle.
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Fair enough. Thanks. :)
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My chrome already does this by default, in a password field it asks if I want to use a strong random password and it saves in our chrome account. And many people nowadays use services as LastPass for example. Having that in mind, why we should use this? What am I missing? Just wondering.
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Well, to start with its not browser dependant. Not everyone uses nor wants to use Chrome (I wouldn't use it if you paid me)

Likewise, not everyone uses a password manager.

Its there as an option for those who want it. If its of benefit to you, then use it, if its of no benefit to you then just ignore it. It will have no effect on any other password generator/manager you might be using.

NOTE:- AFAIK Chrome does not insert a password by default. You have either enabled such a function or added an extension to your Chrome installation.
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I said chrome because it is the most used.

Chrome have it in-built as you can see here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/7570435
I don't recall to have change any option. I tried now in chrome android app and the suggestion appeared too.

And Firefox same thing: https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/passwo ... -features/

But there is indeed a minority that uses other browsers that maybe still doesn't have this feature in-built.

Let say Im an admin that can find this useful.
Imo, the way this appears to the end users can cause more friction, what is bad for registration of most users.
I would suggest to have instead only one button saying Generate Password in the right side of the password input and when clicking on it it would add automatically to both fields and to the clipboard. (Only an opinion, you can trash it out, that's fine xD)
My idea would be more similar to cpanel password generator when creating database passwords (I still doesn't use that, but I prefer their way of doing it) something that would save time and make registration easier to the end user. That's the reason I prefer chrome and Firefox solutions it autofill the fields too.

And this extension made me think more about the registration process and something that causes friction is the username choice. An username generator would be more handy then a password one. (I'm not asking for you to add here, only thinking out loud).

I know that probably you did this to ensure more protection, but who will trust in an forum generated password that will be used in that same forum? But we all think differently. So it still may help someone that doesnt have silly thoughts every time like me :lol:

In any case thanks for your work on this. I know some people liked, just a matter of reading the topic, but I wanted only to give my vision and opinion of it. Since I wasn't seeing the benefits.

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Re: [3.2][3.3][RC] Random Password Generator

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Cool and very necessary extension! It works perfect on phpbb 3.3.0 & php 7.4.1 ;)
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Thanks, added to the language pack
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Re: [3.2][3.3][RC] Random Password Generator

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Love it, works really well!

Any chance you could add support for this extension please? https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/exte ... dd_user_2/

Thank you :)
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Re: [3.2][3.3][RC] Random Password Generator

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I'll look into it when I have the time, but I cannot see why not.

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