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Generate a WPA PSK from an ASCII passphrase for a SSID

see also : wpa_supplicant


wpa_passphrase [ ssid ] [ passphrase ]

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The SSID whose passphrase should be derived.


The passphrase to use. If not included on the command line, passphrase will be read from standard input.


wpa_supplicant is copyright (c) 2003-2007, Jouni Malinen <j[:at:]w1[:dot:]fi> and contributors. All Rights Reserved.

This program is dual-licensed under both the GPL version 2 and BSD license. Either license may be used at your option.


wpa_passphrase pre-computes PSK entries for network configuration blocks of a wpa_supplicant.conf file. An ASCII passphrase and SSID are used to generate a 256-bit PSK.

see also

wpa_supplicant .conf wpa_supplicant

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