Package: perl-authen-passphrase @ 0.008


Hashed passwords/passphrases as objects


Authen-Passphrase is the base class for a system of objects that encapsulate passphrases. An object of this type is a passphrase recogniser; its job is to recognise whether an offered passphrase is the right one. For security such passphrase recognisers usually do not themselves know the passphrase they are looking for; they can merely recognise it when they see it. There are many schemes in use to achieve this effect and the intent of this class is to provide a consistent interface to them all. In addition to the base class, this module also contains implementations of several specific passphrase schemes.

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