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Encryption of properties file.

chitti mars

Joined: Oct 23, 2011
Posts: 3
I have db params in properties file.. at startup i need to encrypt the sensitive data and overwrite the properties file (with encrypted values). and while getting the db connection i need to decrypt internally and use for connection.
I am using spring web services.

Any suggestions please.
sammaiah kyatham
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Joined: Aug 03, 2003
Posts: 104
I would suggest you to implement a simple encryption and decryption algorithms and use it only for specific properties, this is how I followed in one of the project.

Here is the approach:


if any property value starts with enc:, then write a logic to decrypt before use it. Hope this helps.

chitti mars

Joined: Oct 23, 2011
Posts: 3
thanks for your reply..
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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