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Having an api in gpgme(++) where I can request n random quality integers between x and y for generating strong passwords and others would be nice.

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Why do you need an integer - for real random this must be larger than 64 bits and then you have problems to to find a suitable type for a variable.

What I would like to be able to do would be:

string createPassword(int length) {
     string alphabet = "abcdefg..ABCDEFG..123-_<>l...";
     integer_list randomnumbers = context.get_random_numbers(length, 0, strlen(alphabet));
     string password;
     for (int i : randomnumbers) {
     return password;

without having to get correct the cornercases of chopping bits into whole numbers and scaling them down in a sane and secure way.

werner triaged this task as Normal priority.Sep 6 2023, 12:20 PM
werner added a project: gpgme.

It might actually be useful to have an random number API in gpgme. When we do that we can also add a way t search for random numbers with an upper limit in each octet.