Easily Generate an iBeacon UUID on OS X

The command line on OS X has a lot of power, and you can use it to help with iBeacon configuration. An iBeacon configuration requires a UUID, major, and minor number. Using a UUID means that administrators can generate their own UUID without having to register with a central authority. OS X provides a simple way to generate a UUID. Simply open up Terminal in your Utilities folder, and run the command “uuidgen”:

For some additional fun, check out the man page by typing “man uuidgen”:

The uuidgen command generates a Universally Unique IDentifier (UUID), a 128-bit value guaranteed to be unique over both space and time.

Over both space and time sounds like something right from Doctor Who!