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Retrieve password from console

Ketul Parikh
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Joined: Jul 17, 2009
Posts: 14
Hi All,

I have a requirement to take password from console.
For jdk 6 there is a way to get it :

System.console().readPassword()

But, my problem is that, I have to do it using jdk 5, is there any equivalent way of doing it.


KETUL
Peter Taucher
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Joined: Nov 18, 2006
Posts: 174
That's not a simple task. You could mask the user input yourself (printing "\010*") or take use of os specific functions. Both ways have their weak points.

-> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1108937/how-to-mask-a-password-in-java-5


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