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Secrets — Python module for strong random number and token generation
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Secrets — Python module for strong random number and token generation

Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Editorial Team

Author(s): Chetan Ambi

Originally published on Towards AI.

Generating cryptographically strong passwords and tokens

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Do you know Python has a built-in module called secrets that can be used to generate cryptographically strong passwords, tokens, and other related secrets? The secrets module was first introduced in Python 3.6 (PEP 506).

Before the introduction of the secrets module into Python, the random module was used by the majority of developers for generating passwords, tokens, etc. But the random numbers generated by the random module are pseudo-random numbers and are not cryptographically secure. Hence, the secrets module was introduced into Python 3.6 onwards.

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