passwords-tool

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iris-passwords-tool

Generating secure passwords and check strength of passwords

Install with ZPM

zpm "install passwords-tool"

Generate password

Set password = ##class(caretdev.Passwords).Generate()

Will generate the password, with default parammaters 12 characters long, all characters, and required lowercase with the best entropy.

Accepted parameters

  • Length - the length of desired password
  • IncludeUpperCase - Include ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
  • IncludeLowerCase - Include abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz
  • IncludeNumber - Include 0123456789
  • IncludeSymbol - Include !'.,:;?&-"" @#$%^*(){}[]><~`_+=|/\

Include* parameters behavior, by its value

  • 0 - do not attempt to add
  • 1 - just attempt to add characters from charset
  • 2 - requires it in the result

Password entropy

Password entropy predicts how difficult a given password would be to crack through guessing, brute force cracking, dictionary attacks or other common methods. Entropy essentially measures how many guesses an attacker will need to make to guess your password.

Set entropy = ##class(caretdev.Passwords).Entropy("Pas$W0rD")

Strength

Set strengt = ##class(caretdev.Passwords).DetermineStrength("Pas$W0rD")

Returns one of the following values, depends on Entropy value for the password

  • VERY_WEAK - Entropy <= 32
  • WEAK - Entropy <= 48
  • REASONABLE - Entropy <= 64
  • STRONG - Entropy <= 80
  • VERY_STRONG - Entropy > 80

NIST Score

Set entropy = ##class(caretdev.Passwords).NISTScore("Pas$W0rD")
  • The entropy of the first character is four bits;
  • The entropy of the next seven characters are two bits per character;
  • The ninth through the twentieth character has 1.5 bits of entropy per character;
  • Characters 21 and above have one bit of entropy per character.
  • A "bonus" of six bits is added if both upper case letters and non-alphabetic characters are used.
  • A "bonus" of six bits is added for passwords of length 1 through 19 characters following an extensive dictionary check to ensure the password is not contained within a large dictionary. Passwords of 20 characters or more do not receive this bonus because it is assumed they are pass-phrases consisting of multiple dictionary words.

Shannon Entropy

Some another alhorithm of entropy calculation. Wikipedia

Set entropy = ##class(caretdev.Passwords).ShannonScore("Pas$W0rD")

Docker installation

Prerequisites

Make sure you have git and Docker desktop installed.

Installation

Clone/git pull the repo into any local directory

git clone https://github.com/caretdev/iris-passwords-tool.git

Open the terminal in this directory and run:

set DOCKER_BUILDKIT=1
docker compose build

Run the IRIS container with your project:

docker-compose up -d

How to Test it

Open IRIS terminal:

$ docker-compose exec iris iris session iris
USER>Set password = ##class(caretdev.Passwords).Generate()
USER>
ZPM installation
zpm "install passwords-tool"
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Publisher
CaretDev
Version
0.0.1
Last updated
2021-12-02
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