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reading properties to get connection

raj baig
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Joined: Jul 11, 2006
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i want to store username and password in a properties file and get these
values in a bean class which is having a method to get the connection.
[ public class App{
public Connection getConnection(){
String user= //from properties file
String password= // from properties file

can you tell me the ways to achieve this.
Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
You could either use the Properties.load method to read the file, or use a PropertyResourceBundle.
Paul Sturrock

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Not an advanced question. Moving...
[ November 30, 2006: Message edited by: Paul Sturrock ]

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Kaydell Leavitt
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Isn't a properties file just plain text, like an .ini file? If a password were stored as a property, couldn't someone just open the properties file and see all of the passwords?

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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
The assumption is that either this is a client app (in which case all of the client hard disk is fair game) or this is a server app (in which case none of the clents can access it). Maybe the original poster will tell us which one it is.
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