Length for AES256 symmetric encryption passphrase?

Barnet Wagman bw at norbl.com
Fri Apr 4 07:45:26 CEST 2014

> You'd want a key derivative function that produce an output of 32
> bytes to use as the actual AES key. But you are indeed correct in the
> point that what matter is the amount of entropy provided by the
> passphrase.
How long a passphrase is recommended for generating a 32 byte (AES) key? 
   I'll probably generate the passkey programmatically, so typing an 
human memory are not issues.

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