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My app uses a .txt file to retreive a list of usernames and passwords, can I jar it?

 
Eric Larsen
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I will post the code for the classes if anyone needs to see it. Thanks in advance for the help.
 
Maneesh Godbole
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Yes you can.
However, when you open a stream to the file to read the contents, you should be doing it using the getClass().getResource() method.
 
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But then new users can't be added and existing users can't be removed.
 
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And anybody who has a copy of the .jar can unzip it and read all the passwords.
 
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an out of the topic answer:

1. Do not store username and passwords in text file.
2. Store them in database.
3. If possible, hash the passwords before storing in database.
 
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