I recently co-founded an email SaaS for developers called developermail.io where tech-savy people can configure their email mailboxes using git. We just released a new feature, which enables you to use high-entropy passwords with our services.
In this blogpost I’ll quickly show you howto generate more secure passwords for your developermail.io account and mailboxes.
Increase mailbox password entropy
On developermail.io, we generate strong passwords for our users. You can now set the length of those passwords in the YAML configuration files.
To increase the length of the generated password for your mailbox, add the
attribute to your
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Simply git push your configuration, and the changes are live!
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Once your configuration was pushed and updated successfully, you can trigger a password change to retrieve a new password. This can be done using a curl request. See the official documentation for details.
Change your password using the credentials for the mailbox
Alternatively, you can also trigger a password change using your account login (the one you also use for git access)
You’ll retrieve a JSON response including your new high-entropy password:
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Increase account password entropy
As your account has access to the mailbox configurations, do not forget to also adapt your account password length. The process is analog to the mailboxes covered above.
First, set the
account_password_length attribute to the desired length in your
In case you do not have a
settings.yaml file in your repository, simply create it.
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Once the new settings are pushend (and therefore live), you can request a new password using a curl request. See the official documentation for details. Use your account credentials for this request (the same you’re using for git)
If you entered the correct password, you’ll receive a JSON response including your brand new, high entropy password:
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