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What Is A Passphrase

Definition

A passphrase is a piece of text or characters that when passed into a cryptographic system grants access to a system or software.

Examples

For some systems, a passphrase acts as a password when it comes to authentication. Since passphrases are usually long pieces of text it is common for them to be stored somewhere on a system and used for authentication when necessory.

An example is the OpenSSL passphrase [↗]

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