Password Assistant (OSX)

Ever noticed the nifty “Password Assistant” button in the Keychain application?

This is a great little tool, which helps you with generating a secure, memorable, long, or even an insecure short password, just for your taste.

The only drawback is that it is tightly coupled to Keychain Access, which you don’t want to open and drill down to this utility, just to quickly generate a password for a website.

Good news: the people from Code Poetry built a simple, stand alone application, which just calls the Password Assistant to help you when you need it.
Download it here: codepoetry – Password Assistant.

Password Assistant

The source code is available as well, for inspection, which I recommend for security related software.

You can even build it yourself from the xcode project (you need the Developer Tools installed) – and yes, I did!