PowerTip: Create a Secure Password with PowerShell

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Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to make a plain text entry into a secure password. 

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question Is there a way I can use Windows PowerShell and my working script to make a secure string password without using Read-Host?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the ConvertTo-SecureString cmdlet:


To convert this to a SecureString, which is typically needed when you create a new user in Active Directory, execute:

$SecurePassword=CONVERTTO-SecureString –asplaintext –force –string $MyBoringPassword

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