The proprietary generate password extended operation is used to request that PingDirectory Server generate one or more suggested passwords and return them to the client.
This is intended for use by applications that allow a user to change their password or allow an administrator to reset user passwords and want to allow the server to suggest a number of strong options that the user can choose from or use as examples when choosing their own password.
As with the generate password request control, this extended operation relies on a password generator to create the passwords. While it might optionally try multiple times to generate passwords that pass validation, it can ultimately return passwords that do not satisfy all of the configured password validators. For each generated password included in the extended response, the server indicates whether that password passed validation, and if not, it might include a list of errors that explain the reasons it was not considered acceptable.