Entering the password on the command line could be an option if you
choose the Java Invocation API.  I have done this in the past and it
has worked really well.

On 4/25/05, john bart <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hello to all the list.
> I need some advice on where to store the keystore's password.
> Right now, i have something like this in my code:
> 
> keystore = KeyStore.getInstance("JKS");
> keystore.load(new FileInputStream("keystore.jks"),"PASSWORD");
> 
> the question is, where do i store the password string? all of the
> possibilities that i thought about are not good enough:
> 1) storing it in the code - obviously not.
> 2) storing it in a seperate config file is also not secure.
> 3) entering the password at runtime is not an option.
> 4) encrypting the password - famous chicken and egg problem (storing the
> encryption key)
> 
> Any ideas?
> 
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