UUID version generated by assertion in CA API Gateway.

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Article ID: 186151

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Products

CA API Gateway API SECURITY CA API Gateway Precision API Monitoring Module for API Gateway (Layer 7) CA API Gateway Enterprise Service Manager (Layer 7) STARTER PACK-7 CA Microgateway

Issue/Introduction

The gateway has Generate UUID Assertion which is used to generate universally unique identifiers (UUIDs) . More information on this assertion can be found in https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/layer7-api-management/api-gateway/9-4/policy-assertions/assertion-palette/policy-logic-assertions/generate-uuid-assertion.html

What version of uuid is generated by CA  API Gateway?

Cause

According to RFC the UUID can be of 4 types. More information about different types can be found in RFC 
 https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc4122.txt

Environment

API Gateway Enterprise Manager
version : 9.x , 8.x

Resolution

By design, the API Gateway generates type 4 UUID (pseudo randomly generated)