Luhn Validation Ruby Gem

Luhn_Validation

Introduction

Luhn_Validation is a ruby gem implementing the Luhn (Modulus 10) algorithm commonly used for credit card validation.

Important

This software can only be used to check if a given number passes the Luhn algorithm. In cannot determine if a given number belongs to a credit card that is legitimate, in service or in any way valid as it does not interact with any financial institutions.

Refer to the License for further details.

Installation

gem install luhn_validation

Use

Require the gem:

require 'luhn_validation'

Instantiate a validation object:

luhn_val = LuhnValidation.new

Validate the credit card number. Note that basic string sanitising is performed, acceptable formats include:

  • Alpha character separated strings such as hyphens (4444-3333-2222-1111) or whitespace (4444 3333 2222 1111) etc.
  • FIXNUM

valid? returns true if the number passes luhn validation, false otherwise.

luhn_val.valid?('4444-3333-2222-1111')

You can also access the validation object’s more recently processed number via the cc_dirty and cc_clean attributes.

luhn_val.cc_dirty # => '4444-3333-2222-1111'
luhn_val.cc_clean # => 4444333322221111

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