Generating Random Passwords for User Creation

By: Dorenbusch

November 29, 2006 12:00 am

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A Forum reader recently asked:

“Are there any available examples for generating a random password as a part of user creation?”

And here’s the response from Arno Dorenbusch …


Here is the sample code for what you want to do. Note that in the translation, numbers “0123456″ are replaced by “abcdefg”:

<policy xmlns:random="">


<description>generate Password</description>



<if-class-name mode="nocase" op="equal">User</if-class-name>




<do-set-local-variable name="randomNumberGenerator">


<token-xpath expression="random:new()"/>



<do-set-local-variable name="randomNumber">


<token-xpath expression="random:nextLong($randomNumberGenerator)"/>



<do-set-local-variable name="complexPassword">


<token-xpath expression="translate($RandomNumber,'0123456','abcdefg')"/>





<token-local-variable name="complexPassword"/>



<do-status level="warning">


<token-text xml:space="preserve">Generated Password is: </token-text>

<token-local-variable name="complexPassword"/>





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