A lightweight generator for short, unique, non-sequential and decodable Hashids from non-negative numbers.
Implementation of the Hashids algorithm.
Hashids are obfuscated unique hashes of non-negative (long) integer numbers, but in contrast to cryptographic one-way hash algorithms they are can be decoded again. The algorithm can be used to either generate a hash from a single number or bundling several numbers into one to be stored as simple short UIDs. This design allows to use them for many use-cases like
- URL shortening
- database ID protection
- shard numbers storage
- invitation-, authorization- and gift codes
- complex- or clustered system parameters
347 are converted into strings like
yr8, or an array of numbers like
[27, 986] into
The algorithm provides the following features:
- Generation of short, unique, case-sensitive and non-sequential decodable hashes of natural numbers
- Additional entropy through salt usage
- Configurable minimum hash length and alphabet
- Combining of several numbers to one hash
- Deterministic hash computation given the same input and parametrization/instance configuration
- Prevention of curse words through separator characters
In addition, the library provides features to
0Xprefixed hexadecimal numbers to the public API methods
- handle exceptions instead of returning empty values when invalid parameters are passed to any public API method
- disable the maximum number size limit which ensures the interoperability with the algorithm reference implementation and allows the usage of the Java
Please note that most features will break the interoperability with the algorithm reference implementation!
Read the contributing guide to learn about the development process and how to propose enhancement suggestions and report bugs, how to submit pull requests and the project's styleguides, branch organization and versioning model.
The guide also includes information about minimal, complete, and verifiable examples and other ways to contribute to the project like improving existing issues and giving feedback on issues and pull requests.
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