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How to maintain security of a password file?  RSS feed

 
Sverre Moe
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How could one best maintain the security of a password file for a running java application?

I have a batch application which maintains a password file to its databases.
This file is in clear text which is not a good idea nor a good solution.

Is there any way to secure this file other than to adjust the file permissions?
 
Ulf Dittmer
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You could encrypt it, but then the decryption key would need to be in the application (which may or may not be an acceptable solution in your situation).
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