AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Returns a random byte string that is cryptographically secure.

For more information about entropy and random number generation, see the AWS Key Management Service Cryptographic Details whitepaper.

Note:

This is an asynchronous operation using the standard naming convention for .NET 4.5 or higher. For .NET 3.5 the operation is implemented as a pair of methods using the standard naming convention of BeginGenerateRandom and EndGenerateRandom.

Namespace: Amazon.KeyManagementService
Assembly: AWSSDK.KeyManagementService.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z

Syntax

C#
public virtual Task<GenerateRandomResponse> GenerateRandomAsync(
         Int32 numberOfBytes,
         CancellationToken cancellationToken
)
Parameters
numberOfBytes
Type: System.Int32

The length of the byte string.

cancellationToken
Type: System.Threading.CancellationToken

A cancellation token that can be used by other objects or threads to receive notice of cancellation.

Return Value
The response from the GenerateRandom service method, as returned by KeyManagementService.

Exceptions

ExceptionCondition
DependencyTimeoutException The system timed out while trying to fulfill the request. The request can be retried.
KMSInternalException The request was rejected because an internal exception occurred. The request can be retried.

Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

See Also