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.
Initially I was using SHA-1 + base64 but now I am switched to SHA-512 and NO base64. SHA-512 returns byte, so my question is Spring's User class constructor is designed to accept ONLY string as password and that is why I can not make user authentication working. The password in DB is stored as blob. DB is MySQL.