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NAME ^

Data::Password::Simple provides a system of checking given strings against password complexity requirements.

Current features:

Case-insensitive dictionary word checking.
Minimum password length checking.

VERSION ^

Version 0.05

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Data::Password::Simple;

    my $checker = Data::Password::Simple->new(
        length => 6,
        dictionary => '/usr/share/dict/words'
    );

    $is_suitable = $checker->check($password) ? "yes" : "no";

CLASS METHODS ^

new

Input

length

Optional. The minimum password length required. Supply 0 to disable length checking.

Default is 6.

dictionary

Optional. Enables dictionary checking.

Accepts either a word list, or a file location. NOTE dictionary checking is case-insensitive.

Default is to disable dictionary checking

Output

Returns a Data::Password::Simple object.

OBJECT METHODS ^

dictionary

Set or unset the dictionary used for word checking.

Input

Expects a either a list, a file location scalar or undef

Setting undef disables dictionary checking. Setting a dictionary enables it.

Output

Returns true value if the dictionary is successfully updated, a false value otherwise.

required_length

Access the minimum required password length.

Input

Optional. The new minimum password length required.

Output

Returns new minimum length value or current value if no new value is suppplied.

check

Checks a given password against the specified criteria

Input

    Expects a scalar password

Output

    =item OK

    Returns a true value if the password is okay.

If called in a list context, also returns:

status
acceptable

Supplied with true value if the password meets requirements.

error

Only provided when the password fails to meet requirements.

Contains the following:

too_short

True value if the password is too short to meet the current length requirement.

in_dictionary

True value if the password matches a dictionary word.

AUTHOR ^

Ross Hayes, <ross at abablabab.co.uk>

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-data-password-simple at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Data-Password-Simple. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT ^

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Data::Password::Simple

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ^

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright 2013 Ross Hayes.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the the Artistic License (2.0). You may obtain a copy of the full license at:

http://www.perlfoundation.org/artistic_license_2_0

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