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GrahamTheDev Author • Edited on

Interesting as I was looking for ways to do random and that article never came up, I guess that is a double shout out to Alvaro then! You were bound to have seen an article on this before....but I still haven't found a password generator with it (unless you are going to disappoint me!) 🀣

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Alvaro Montoro

Thank you for the shoutout :)

You can actually make the CSS password generator accessible by using a method similar to the article (instead of having the letters in the ::before, have them in the HTML and show/hide them). That way, users will be able to select them.

But remember: the passwords generated this way are not secure. They are only pseudo-random, so the password can be guessed/cracked knowing some factors.

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Yeah I did think that after Temani pointed me to your article, but I couldn’t work out a way of doing it that didn’t require 620 elements.

I hope I covered the β€œdon’t use this in production it isn’t actually random” clearly enough in the article but that is always the danger when you put code up, people just use it without thinking!