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To create a random password & also create a SHA512 hashed password

While I work, I need to create random passwords as well as create SHA512 hashed password so it can be added into places like kickstart and so on.

To create a random password

# date +%s | sha512sum | base64 | head -c 32 ; echo</strong>

To create a SHA512 hashed password

This is based on https://access.redhat.com/solutions/221403
However, with python3, “print” needs to be in “print ()” form.

# python3 -V</strong>
Python 3.9.2
# python3 -c 'import crypt,getpass; print (crypt.crypt(getpass.getpass()))'</strong>