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WPA_PASSPHRASE(8)      DragonFly System Manager's Manual     WPA_PASSPHRASE(8)

NAME

wpa_passphrase -- utility for generating a 256-bit pre-shared WPA key from an ASCII passphrase

SYNOPSIS

wpa_passphrase <ssid> [passphrase]

DESCRIPTION

The wpa_passphrase utility is a small program for generating a 256-bit pre-shared WPA key from an ASCII passphrase and a given SSID. The output is formatted for inclusion in wpa_supplicant.conf(5). If wpa_passphrase is called with only an SSID as argument it will prompt for a passphrase on standard input.

SEE ALSO

wpa_supplicant.conf(5), wpa_supplicant(8)

HISTORY

The wpa_passphrase utility first appeared in FreeBSD 6.3.

AUTHORS

The wpa_passphrase utility was written by Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi>. This manual page was written by Henrik Brix Andersen <henrik@brixandersen.dk>. DragonFly 3.9 July 17, 2007 DragonFly 3.9