This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I read this in one of the post. To connect to the database I need to have a user/passowrd. At the moment I have a properties file with username/passowrd as entries. So what the question is I should encrypt the username/password for sure. Now I get overwhelmed in my options. What is the best way to encrypt/decrypt these. I need a simple encryption so when we create the properties file I have the ecrypted value. Then in the code need to do the decryption. Is there a example of this in the book. Seems like a common problem.
There are numerous example this in the book. I will let Brian answer any specifics, but I have read through it and encryption as well as the use of properties files are handled in the book as well as in the example code.