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Last Update:

31 Oct 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Christian Thoeing




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3.4.1 | Updated: 31 Oct 2021



Downloads of v 3.4.1:



Software Author(s):

  • Christian Thoeing



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PWGen 3.4.1

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install PWGen, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PWGen, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PWGen, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade pwgen -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade pwgen -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install pwgen
    name: pwgen
    version: '3.4.1'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'pwgen' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.4.1'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pwgen
    Name     = "pwgen"
    Version  = "3.4.1"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pwgen':
  ensure   => '3.4.1',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 31 Oct 2021.



PWGen is a professional password generator capable of creating large amounts of cryptographically-secure passwords
or passphrases consisting of words from a word list. It uses a “random pool” technique to generate random data
based on user inputs (keystrokes, mouse handling) and volatile system parameters. PWGen provides lots of options
to customize passwords to the users’ various needs. Additionally, it offers strong text encryption and the creation
of random data files (e.g., key files).


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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PWGen 3.4.0 545 Monday, July 5, 2021 Approved
PWGen 3.3.0 672 Wednesday, December 30, 2020 Approved
PWGen 3.2.0 447 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Approved
PWGen 2.9.0 2787 Thursday, October 20, 2016 Approved
PWGen 2.8.0 387 Thursday, April 21, 2016 Approved
PWGen 2.7.0 400 Friday, December 25, 2015 Approved
PWGen 2.6.0 323 Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Approved
PWGen 2.5.4 377 Friday, July 10, 2015 Approved



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