Use Password Assistant To Create Random Passwords

Your Mac as a password generator built into the Keychain Access utility. It takes a few steps to access, but it can be handy to generate passwords outside of Safari or in unusual situations. You can vary the length and type of password and copy and paste the result.

Comments: 6 Responses to “Use Password Assistant To Create Random Passwords”

    6 years ago

    Apple used to give you the Password Assistant app in early versions of OSX.... I keep it handy and have multiple backups of it on various drives at home...

    Carl Hammel
    6 years ago

    I, too, saved Password Assistant to my Applications folder several iterations of the macOS past. It is version 1.3.0. Now, in Mojave, when I launch it, it notes that it's not optimized to work with Mojave. Is it possible to find the Password Assistant associated with Keychain access, on Mojave, and save it to the Applications folder???

    6 years ago

    Carl: I don't believe that exists. It simply isn't a stand-alone app. But someone could create something similar. In fact, most password managers already have a way to generate passwords. I use 1Password to do it, for instance.

    james collison
    6 years ago

    Gary thank you for all your good work and hints.. my question is how do you find a PW so you can use it on something else? If I am not on my Mac, I sometimes need to know PW so I can get into my app and need to know how to access that PW that the assistant has generated
    thank you,

    6 years ago

    People usually use Password Management software for that. Safari/Mac has this built in, and you can manually add one if you are doing something offline, like an ATM pin or something. Safari, Preferences, Passwords. You can see those on iOS too. Or, you can use a third-party one like 1Password which is handy as it works on Windows and Android too.

    Erik Pittoors
    6 years ago

    Thanks Gary for sharing! By Myself, I use "LastPass" available as an extention in my Chrome browser for generate paswords...Kind Regards, Erik.

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