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The Easist Way To Create Your Secret Key In Three Simple Steps

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Sophia Iroegbu
Β·Oct 17, 2021Β·

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The Easist Way To Create Your Secret Key In Three Simple Steps

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Hello there! πŸ‘‹

In this article, you will be learning how to generate your secret key for your python projects. This is a guide for python enthusiasts; beginners and intermediate pythoneers.

Okay, Let’s begin!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

First, we will be creating a project directory

Open cmd on your system:

Command Prompt, AKA cmd is a program that emulates the input field in a text-based user interface screen with the Windows graphical user interface (GUI). It can be used to execute entered commands and perform advanced administrative functions.

For windows users:

  1. Navigate to the search bar on the taskbar area
  2. Type cmd
  3. Click on Command Prompt.

For mac users:

  1. Press Command + Space Bar on your Mac Keyboard.
  2. Type in Terminal.
  3. When you see Terminal in the Spotlight search list, click it to open the terminal.

Create a project directory:

I will be creating it on my desktop – it’s your choice where you create yours.

For windows users:

  1. Type cd desktop
  2. Type mkdir secret-key.

Mkdir is a keyword that makes file directory and secret-key is the name of the project directory.

For mac users:

  1. Type pwd.

    Pwd stands for Print Working Directory .

  2. Type cd Desktop.

CD stands for Change Directory .

  1. Type mkdir secret-key.

Mkdir stands for Make Directory.

Now that we have successfully created the project directory, let’s create our secret key πŸš€

This will be done in three easy, simple steps.

Before we start this, make sure your system has python installed. If you do not have python installed, click python.org/downloads, select system an OS (Operating System) then hit the download button. Download the latest version, it has better features.

Windows Installation:

phoenixnap.com/kb/how-to-install-python-3-w..

Mac Installation:

docs.python-guide.org/starting/install3/osx

Linux Installation:

docs.python-guide.org/starting/install3/linux

Create your Secret Key in three steps

  1. Type python and enter
  2. Type import secrets and enter
  3. Type secrets.token_hex(16) and enter

The secrets module is used for generating cryptographically strong random numbers suitable for managing data such as passwords, account authentication, security tokens, and related secrets.

The secrets.token_hex([nbytes=None]) return a random text string, in hexadecimal. The string has nbytes random bytes, each byte converted to two hex digits. If nbytes is None or not supplied, a reasonable default is used. In this case, nybtes is 16 so the output would be a random text string ( including alphabets and numbers).

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