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how to protect password in java file

hitesh parikh

Joined: Jul 15, 2003
Posts: 3
In all jdbc programs we supply the username & password of the database user in the java program itself.
How can i avoid this. Say anybody can decompile the class file & obtain the username & password to the database
What are the other alternatives available
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Welcome to JavaRanch, hitesh parikh!
Obviously, the account information could reside in a properties file that is read in.
The class file would then not have explicitly knowledge of the account information and securing the properties file would be a separate issue.

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