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# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
# Copyright (C) 2007, 2008 by Jan Dittberner.
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
# WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# General Public License for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301,
# USA.
# Version: $Id$
"""This module provides some functions for password handling."""
import crypt
import crack
import random
import logging
log = logging.getLogger(__name__)
_pwchars = []
for _pair in (('0', '9'), ('A', 'Z'), ('a', 'z')):
_pwchars.extend(range(ord(_pair[0]), ord(_pair[1])))
_saltchars = [_char for _char in _pwchars]
for _char in "-+/*_@":
def generatepassword(minlength = 8, maxlength = 12):
"""Generates a new random password with a given length.
The generated password has a length between minlength and maxlength.
Keyword arguments:
minlength -- minimum length of the generated password
maxlength -- the maximum length of the generated password
return "".join([chr(letter) for letter in \
random.randint(minlength, maxlength))])
def checkpassword(password):
"""Checks the password with cracklib.
The password is returned if it is good enough. Otherwise None is
password -- the password to check
return crack.VeryFascistCheck(password)
except ValueError, ve:
log.info("Weak password: %s", ve)
return None
def md5_crypt_password(password):
"""Hashes the given password with MD5 and a random salt value.
A password hashed with MD5 and a random salt value is returned.
password -- the password to hash
salt = "".join([chr(letter) for letter in \
random.sample(_saltchars, 8)])
return crypt.crypt(password, '$1$' + salt)
def get_pw_tuple(password = None):
"""Gets a valid (password, hashvalue) tuple.
The tuple consists of a password and a md5 hash of the same
password. If a password is given it is checked and if it is too
weak replaced by a generated one.
while password == None or checkpassword(password) == None:
password = generatepassword()
return (password, md5_crypt_password(password))
def validate_password(hash, password):
"""Validates whether the given clear text password matches the
given hash value.
return hash == crypt.crypt(password, hash)