Be careful when setting the 'strong' parameter to true.
If you system doesn't have enough entropy your script will block which can cause timeouts in other parts of your code.
In my case, the most serious symptom was my script blocking when trying to read from /dev/random and causing a 'MySQL has gone away' error.
Hopefully this saves someone the trouble when deciding to use /dev/random entropy
(PECL OAuth >= 1.0.0)
OAuthProvider::generateToken — Generate a random token
$strong= false ] )
Generates a string of pseudo-random bytes.
The desired token length, in terms of bytes.
TRUEmeans /dev/random will be used for entropy, as otherwise the non-blocking /dev/urandom is used. This parameter is ignored on Windows.
The generated token, as a string of bytes.
strong parameter is
TRUE, then an
E_WARNING level error will be emitted when the
fallback rand() implementation is used to fill
the remaining random bytes (e.g., when not enough random data was found,
Example #1 OAuthProvider::generateToken() example
$p = new OAuthProvider();
$t = $p->generateToken(4);
echo strlen($t), PHP_EOL;
echo bin2hex($t), PHP_EOL;
The above example will output something similar to:
When not enough random data is available to the system, this function will fill the remaining random bytes using the internal PHP rand() implementation.