By Burt A.
There are a number of ways to generate useful, random passwords. In fact, there are a number of articles on 4Guys on generating random passwords. While these methods will generate variable-length, highly randomized passwords, there is another approach, and quick and dirty approach that requires just a few lines of code!
My method is to use the
which returns the path to a temporary file.
(If you're unfamiliar with the
FileSystemObject be sure to read the
These files have names like:
I thought to myself, why not just hack off the
hack off the
.tmp using the
GetBaseName method? Those middle five
characters are randomly generated and could serve as a random password. So, that's what I did. You can use this method
to create random, five-length passwords. I find this technique useful for generating
random passwords. If you run a site that requires members to create accounts,
you may wish to assign them a default, random password. You may find this routine
Pretty nifty, eh? You can view a running version of this code
here. To generate a single random
password, simply remove the
For x = 1 to 50 and
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