1. NAME

wpa_passphrase - Generate a WPA PSK from an ASCII passphrase for a SSID

2. SYNOPSIS

wpa_passphrase [ \fBssid\fB ] [ \fBpassphrase\fB ]

3. OVERVIEW

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.

4. OPTIONS

  • ssid
        The SSID whose passphrase should be derived.
  • passphrase
        The passphrase to use. If not included on the command line, passphrase will be read from standard input.

5. SEE ALSO

wpa_supplicant.conf(5) wpa_supplicant(8)

6. LEGAL

wpa_supplicant is copyright (c) 2003-2007, Jouni Malinen < > 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.