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David Golden

NAME

UUID::URandom - UUIDs based on /dev/urandom or the Windows Crypto API

VERSION

version 0.001

SYNOPSIS

    use UUID::URandom qw/create_uuid/;

    my $uuid = create_uuid();

DESCRIPTION

This module provides a portable, secure generator of RFC-4122 version 4 (random) UUIDs. It is a thin wrapper around Crypt::URandom to set the UUID version and variant bits required by the RFC.

USAGE

No functions are exported by default.

FUNCTIONS

create_uuid

    my $uuid = create_uuid();

    # "\x95\x5a\xe4\x96\x8b\xb2\x45\x0b\x9c\x7e\x99\xf5\x01\xdf\x90\xfe"

This returns a new UUID as a 16 byte 'binary' string.

create_uuid_hex

    my $uuid = create_uuid_hex();

    # "955ae4968bb2450b9c7e99f501df90fe"

This returns a new UUID as a 32-byte hexadecimal string.

create_uuid_string

    my $uuid = create_uuid_string();

    # "955ae496-8bb2-450b-9c7e-99f501df90fe"

This returns a new UUID in the 36-byte RFC-4122 canonical string representation. (N.B. The canonical representation is lower-case.)

FORK AND THREAD SAFETY

The underlying Crypt::URandom is believed to be fork and thread safe.

SEE ALSO

There are a number of other modules that provide version 4 UUIDs. Many rely on insecure or non-crypto-strength random number generators.

SUPPORT

Bugs / Feature Requests

Please report any bugs or feature requests through the issue tracker at https://github.com/dagolden/UUID-URandom/issues. You will be notified automatically of any progress on your issue.

Source Code

This is open source software. The code repository is available for public review and contribution under the terms of the license.

https://github.com/dagolden/UUID-URandom

  git clone https://github.com/dagolden/UUID-URandom.git

AUTHOR

David Golden <dagolden@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2018 by David Golden.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Apache License, Version 2.0, January 2004