Many websites have complexity rules (passwords must be a certain length, contain certain characters such as upper case, lower case, numbers or punctuation symbols) which you need to meet.
Starting with version 0.13 of the Readable Passphrase Generator, there are "mutators" which will convert some letters to upper case and add numbers to the passphrase. This allows you to generate passphrases which meet most complexity requirements
without further modifications. The phrases generated are slightly more difficult to remember, but it's still much easier than total randomness!
To enable this, pop into the configuration and select the "Standard" mutator. This will add 2 numbers and capitalise a whole word in the passphrase. The numbers will always be at the end of a word, and the capitalised word will be at least 3 letters
long. This should meet most complexity requirements (spaces usually count as a 'special' character), while being pretty easy to remember.
If you'd like more control over when, where and how many numbers and uppers you add, select the "Custom" mutator and tweak the settings to your heart's content. Remember, you can look at KeePass's "Preview" tab to see the sorts
of phrases you'll generate.
Here's an example of the "standard
the byte appended the borough or the knuckle
the2 byte appended the BOROUGH or the5 knuckle
And a "custom
" mutator with 3 numbers anywhere and 999 upper case anywhere.
the miler reduced the vacation
THE MILER RE3DUCED 6THE VAC2ATION
The Old Standard Way
In version 0.13, the standard mutators
option capitalised the first letter of two words and added two numbers. That was changed in 0.14 to capitalise a whole word (because it's easier to remember one word to capitalise than two letters). But if you'd
prefer the old behaviour, you can use a custom mutator
- Upper case style: StartOfWord - count 2
- Numeric style: EndOfWord - count 2