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Passphrase Generator

Passphrase Generator

I'd like to suggest adding a new option to generate random password - generate random passphrase. 

 

Passphrase generators are becoming more useful, and it would be nice to have it built in instead of having to go to random word generator sites. These are useful for usernames, such as the one from NordPass, but also good for passwords where those passwords will need to be shared easily with colleagues (and not shared through a system like LastPass).

 

Currently I use the LastPass random password generator with only ALL CAPS  and the Easy to Read option selected to create random usernames such as RAYBKGCACHGV for any sensitive sites like online banks or credit cards. The goal is to have no personally identifiable information as part of the username.

 

I'm posting this because I filed a help desk ticket with LastPass complaining about the lack of certain characters in the random password generator. For example, LastPass never uses these characters: ,<.>:";'{[}] whereas other password generators do. Part of the response I got was the following: "We recommend using passphrases as they are better than adding special characters in short passwords" (we being the LastPass development team). So, if that's really the case, then the LastPass development team should add this feature.

5 Comments
IYRXVARLDSYCWYT
New Member

I agree, this really needs to become a feature on LastPass.

georgevreilly
Active Contributor

Random passwords are painful to type on devices without physical keyboards. A passphrase is much easier (if longer) to type than a typical random password.  There are multiple passphrase generators, including  (memorable password mode) and https://www.rempe.us/diceware/#eff. I wrote about passphrases at https://www.georgevreilly.com/blog/2021/05/10/PassphraseGenerators.html

My master password for LastPass is a passphrase, as is my laptop password.

LukeMaurer
New Member

I want this badly enough that I'm seriously considering switching to Bitwarden. You can't really know ahead of time where or when you're going to want to type in a password manually, which currently is just a world of hurt for no good reason.

ItsSonnyInIT
New Member

The NIST now recommends using passphrases. It will be immensely helpful if the Lastpass app could keep up with industry changes.

powered_howard
New Member

I agree. Because I work in controlled environments I often have to transcribe passwords from my phone app to PC ... passphrases make this significantly easier