Secure Programming
Java keystore password storage Apr 25 2005 07:55AM
john bart (sysadmin256 hotmail com)
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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