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This JavaScript function generates random number strings that pass the Luhn checksum, the test that credit card numbers must conform to. It assumes there is an HTML radio input to indicate which company issued the card. This code is from my webpage here: http://bradconte.com/cc_generator.html.
// Copyright (c) 2015, Brad Conte (http://bradconte.com)
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function cc_gen() {
var pos;
var str = new Array(0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0);
var sum = 0;
var final_digit = 0;
var t = 0;
var len_offset = 0;
var len = 0;
var issuer;
//
// Fill in the first values of the string based with the specified bank's prefix.
//
// Visa
if ((document.getElementsByName('cardissuer'))[0].checked) {
str[0] = 4;
pos = 1;
if ((document.getElementsByName('visa_length'))[1].checked) {
len = 16;
}
else {
len = 13;
}
}
// Mastercard
else if ((document.getElementsByName('cardissuer'))[1].checked) {
str[0] = 5;
t = Math.floor(Math.random() * 5) % 5;
str[1] = 1 + t; // Between 1 and 5.
pos = 2;
len = 16;
}
// American Express
else if ((document.getElementsByName('cardissuer'))[2].checked) {
str[0] = 3;
t = Math.floor(Math.random() * 4) % 4;
str[1] = 4 + t; // Between 4 and 7.
pos = 2;
len = 15;
}
// Discover
else if ((document.getElementsByName('cardissuer'))[3].checked) {
str[0] = 6;
str[1] = 0;
str[2] = 1;
str[3] = 1;
pos = 4;
len = 16;
}
//
// Fill all the remaining numbers except for the last one with random values.
//
while (pos < len - 1) {
str[pos++] = Math.floor(Math.random() * 10) % 10;
}
//
// Calculate the Luhn checksum of the values thus far.
//
len_offset = (len + 1) % 2;
for (pos = 0; pos < len - 1; pos++) {
if ((pos + len_offset) % 2) {
t = str[pos] * 2;
if (t > 9) {
t -= 9;
}
sum += t;
}
else {
sum += str[pos];
}
}
//
// Choose the last digit so that it causes the entire string to pass the checksum.
//
final_digit = (10 - (sum % 10)) % 10;
str[len - 1] = final_digit;
// Output the CC value.
t = str.join('');
t = t.substr(0, len);
document.getElementById('cc_num').value = t;
}

stifla commented May 12, 2013

okay naw.....

Marak commented Jul 31, 2015

@B-Con - Could you post a license to this?

A developer has requested this gist be pulled into the faker.js project here: Marak/faker.js#258

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B-Con commented Aug 18, 2015

3-clause BSD license added. Please feel free to use it.

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