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Properties File

Gary Rather

Joined: Sep 12, 2002
Posts: 8
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.
Nathan Paris

Joined: Jun 21, 2000
Posts: 28
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.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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