random_password (function)

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The random_password function in UserSpice is a custom function used to generate a random password with a specified length.




# Parameter Data Type Required Description
1 $length = 16 integer No The length of the password to generate. Default is 16.


Data Type Description of Returned Data
string The function returns a randomly generated password as a string.

Further Documentation:

// Generate a random password with the default length of 16
$password = random_password();
echo "Generated password: $password";

// Generate a random password with a custom length of 10
$customLength = 10;
$password = random_password($customLength);
echo "Generated password: $password";

In the examples above, the random_password function is called to generate a random password. By default, it generates a password with a length of 16 characters. However, you can also pass a custom length as an argument to generate a password of your desired length.

The function uses a string of characters $chars that includes lowercase letters, uppercase letters, digits, and special characters. It shuffles the characters using str_shuffle and then selects the first $length characters to form the random password. The generated password is then returned by the function.

You can capture the returned password in a variable and use it for various purposes, such as generating temporary passwords, creating user accounts, or any other scenario where a random password is needed.