get_credential {dipsaus}R Documentation

Generate a random password

Description

Please note that this function is not meant to be used in production. It is not meant to be used for highly secured cryptographic purposes.

Usage

get_credential(
  master_password,
  method = c("get_or_create", "replace", "query"),
  service = NULL,
  special_chr = "~`! @#$%^&*()_-+={[}]|:;'<,>.?/",
  tokenfile = NULL,
  verbose = FALSE
)

Arguments

master_password

a master password that only you know, should have at least 8 characters

method

whether to query token map, or to create the password, choices are 'get_or_create' (default), 'replace', 'query'; see 'Details'

service

service name, must only contains letters, digits, equal sign, underscore, comma, dot, dash

special_chr

special characters allowed in the password

tokenfile

a file containing all the tokens. Warning: if you lose the token book, it is hard (not impossible, but impractical) to restore the passwords

verbose

whether to print out service names; default is false

Details

Please note that this function is not meant to be used in production or anything that requires high security level. This is most likely for my personal use since I am tired of storing the passwords on the cloud or having to buy the services.

The encryption adopts 'sha256' algorithm provided by digest function. To restore a password, you will need twp components: master_password, a token book ( tokenfile). If any of them is missing, then the password is lost. Please store the token book properly (for example, in 'Dropbox' vault).

The token book could be shared. Anyone who do not have master password will be unlikely to restore the service password. Do not share the master password with anyone other than yourself.

By default, method='get_or_create' will try to retrieve existing tokens to generate password. If the token is missing, then a new token will be generated. The method='replace' will ignore existing tokens and directly create a new one.

Value

If method is 'query', returns token map; otherwise returns the password itself

See Also

digest

Examples


tokenfile <- tempfile()

# ---------- Create a password and store the tokens to token book ------
pass1 <- get_credential(
  master_password = "my password",
  service = "google.com:my_username",
  special_chr = "@#$%^&*",
  tokenfile = tokenfile
)
print(pass1)

# ---------- Query existing tokens ------
token_params <- get_credential(
  method = "query",
  tokenfile = tokenfile,
  verbose = TRUE
)

print(token_params)

# ---------- retrieve stored password ----------
pass2 <- get_credential(
  master_password = "my password",
  service = "google.com",
  tokenfile = tokenfile
)
identical(pass1, pass2)

# Using wrong master password
pass3 <- get_credential(
  master_password = "wrong password",
  service = "google.com",
  tokenfile = tokenfile
)
identical(pass1, pass3)

# ---------- Replace token ----------
# Existing token will be replaced with a new token
pass4 <- get_credential(
  master_password = "my password",
  method = "replace",
  service = "google.com",
  special_chr = "@#$%^&*",
  tokenfile = tokenfile
)
print(pass4)
identical(pass1, pass4)


[Package dipsaus version 0.2.5 Index]