The standard JCE provider which comes with the JRE does not contain an IDEA implementation. You'll have to use a provider that does, like the one from bouncycastle.org.
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Thanks for your reply. Now using Bouncy Castle and have a few more questions...
How do I serialize a KEY value to a file (a Bouncy Castle KEY). I am getting a non serializable error.
I can encrypt with a password using SecretKeyFactory and PBEKeySpec but do you have an example of
how to decrypt with a password?
Thanks again for your help...
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
What do you mean by "key value" - a PBEKeySpec? Not sure, but you can get all its constituent parameters from it, and store those.