elocrypt: Generate easy-to-remember, hard-to-guess passwords

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Generates pronounceable, hard-to-guess passwords.. as hard as Vince Carter's knee cartilage is.

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Versions [RSS] 0.3.0, 0.3.1, 0.3.2, 0.4.0, 0.4.1, 0.6.0, 1.0.0, 2.0.0, 2.0.1, 2.1.0
Dependencies base (>=4.7 && <5), elocrypt, MonadRandom, random [details]
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Copyright Copyright: (c) 2015 Sean Gillespie
Author Sean Gillespie
Maintainer sean@mistersg.net
Category Cryptography
Home page https://www.github.com/sgillespie/elocrypt
Source repo head: git clone https://github.com/sgillespie/elocrypt.git
this: git clone https://github.com/sgillespie/elocrypt.git(tag v0.6.0)
Uploaded by sgillespie at 2017-04-08T20:41:05Z
Reverse Dependencies 1 direct, 1 indirect [details]
Executables elocrypt
Downloads 7190 total (21 in the last 30 days)
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Elocrypt generates pronounceable, easy-to-remember, hard-to-guess passwords... as hard as Vince Carter's knee cartilage is. Elocrypt includes a Haskell library and program.


In order to build or install you will need

  • GHC (tested on 7.10 and 7.8)
  • cabal-install (tested on 1.20 and 1.22)


Elocrypt is on Hackage. Installation is as easy as:

cabal install elocrypt

Binaries are also available:


Running elocrypt is as simple as:

elocrypt [length]

Obtaining the source

Elocrypt sources can be found


In order to build or install you will need

  • GHC (tested on 7.10 and 7.8)
  • cabal-install (tested on 1.20 and 1.22)

Build elocrypt:

cabal configure
cabal build

Then, install (if desired):

cabal install

API Documentation

The full API documentation is on hackage @ https://hackage.haskell.org/package/elocrypt/docs. To build the documentation yourself, run

cabal haddock

API Examples

You can use elocrypt to generate words in any Haskell code, so long as you have installed elocrypt. Generate a word by using Data.Elocrypt.newPassword

import Data.Elocrypt
-- Generate a word of length 10
fooGen :: IO String
fooGen = newPassword 10 `liftM` getStdGen

Alternatively, you can use Data.Elocrypt.mkPassword if you want to complete control of the random monad

import Data.Elocrypt
import Control.Monad.Random
-- Generate a word of length 10
fooGen' :: IO String
fooGen' = evalRand (mkPassword 10) `liftM` getStdGen


Sean Gillespie sean@mistersg.net


Thanks to Tom Van Vleck for creating a 3rd order english approximation password generator. Elocrypt is based on his javascript generator @ http://www.multicians.org/thvv/gpw-js.html


You can use this source for any reason, provided that you:

Please see LICENSE for all details