Random Sanity Project

Random Sanity is a free, open source service to help detect and report catastrophic RNG failures


All API access is over HTTP or HTTPS, and accessed from https://rest.randomsanity.org/v1/.

GET /v1/q/:hexbytes?id=:userID&tag=:tag

Parses :hexbytes as an array of bytes, and returns “true” or “false” depending on whether or not they pass the looks-random and uniqueness tests. A 400 Bad Request error is returned if fewer than 16 bytes are given or :hexbytes is not hexadecimal (0-9 a-f A-F).

id and tag are optional. If id is given and is an active, previously registered user ID an alert will be sent to the user via email notifying them of failures. tag is an arbitrary string that is sent along with the alert so you know exactly what is failing, and should be the machine’s hostname or IP address.

Requests with an id are rate-limited to 600 per hour; anonymous requests are rate-limited by IP address to 60 per hour. If you exceed the rate limit you will get a 429 Too Many Requests error.

The random sanity service adds an X-Entropy: header with 32 random hexadecimal bytes to every successful response that you might choose to mix in to your entropy pool an extra source of entropy for your random number generator (e.g. on Linux write it to /dev/urandom).


curl -i https://rest.randomsanity.org/v1/q/4fb16b80a1670c65d33f865654BB2178

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Type: application/json
X-Entropy: d276443520f03d3b2ff705e672b1d1b34cb1311c27dd1bfb37245e073eb0b4b7
X-Cloud-Trace-Context: 7214bf61fafc4ecfd48abf762c533a86
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:33:33 GMT
Server: Google Frontend
Content-Length: 4


POST /v1/registeremail/:email

Requests that a userID be sent to :email.

For example:

curl -d "" 'https://rest.randomsanity.org/v1/registeremail/[email protected]'

Check your email, ID sent to [email protected]

The email received:

Subject:	Random Sanity id request

Somebody requested an id for this email address 
([email protected])
for the randomsanity.org service.

id: 471d313cbb2a34d4

Append ?id=471d313cbb2a34d4 to API calls to be notified of failures via 

If you don't use the randomsanity.org
service, please ignore this message.

This method is highly rate-limited to prevent abuse.

DELETE /v1/unregister/:id

Unregisters the email address associated with :id.


curl -X DELETE https://rest.randomsanity.org/v1/unregister/471d313cbb2a34d4

id 471d313cbb2a34d4 unregistered