Generate random UUID token that starts with what you want

I wanted to personalize my environments by assigning them unique tokens which will be used by consumer APIs. To generate those tokens, I wrote a simple program on Java:

import java.util.UUID;

public class RandomStringUUID {
    public static void main(String[] args) {

        while(true) {
            // Creating a random UUID (Universally unique identifier).
            UUID uuid = UUID.randomUUID();
            String randomUUIDString = uuid.toString();

            if (randomUUIDString.startsWith("c001")) {

                System.out.println("UUID token = " + randomUUIDString);
                System.out.println("UUID version       = " + uuid.version());
                System.out.println("UUID variant       = " + uuid.variant());



UUID token = c001ab8b-4224-4530-bb93-0fab6ad3f83b
UUID version = 4
UUID variant = 2

Process finished with exit code 0

Now, looking at the token I can tell to which environment it belongs. And my log analyzer too 🙂

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