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Access true random numbers through the random.org API!

See https://random.org/ for the specifics of the random.org services and their API.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'randomorg'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install randomorg


Before you can get your random numbers, you will need an API key. You can request one from here: https://api.random.org/api-keys/beta

Then you need to configure the module with this key in order to use the service:

RandomOrg.configure do |config|
  config.api_key = "YOUR_API_KEY"

After which you can use it in pretty much the same way as you would the SecureRandom library:

> RandomOrg.random_number(100)
=> 78
> RandomOrg.base64
=> "r1nwqJksqKacn26UBI1GkQ=="


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on Bitbucket at https://bitbucket.org/janlindblom/ruby-randomorg. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.

Use of the random.org service and API is subject to their Terms and Conditions: https://www.random.org/terms/