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From "Donald Woods (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (OPENJPA-1089) Provide for password encryption within persistence.xml
Date Thu, 23 Jul 2009 20:39:14 GMT


Donald Woods commented on OPENJPA-1089:

Geronimo has been working on something similar for its config files -

We've had encrypt/decrypt for password stores and deployer connections for awhile, so wondering
if we need to say that encrypted passwords must be Base64 encoded, so they can always be passed
in as a String (whereas some encrypted data could include 0x00 and quotes by default)?

> Provide for password encryption within persistence.xml
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: OPENJPA-1089
>                 URL:
>             Project: OpenJPA
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: jpa
>    Affects Versions: 1.3.0, 2.0.0-M2
>            Reporter: Kevin Sutter
>         Attachments: OPENJPA-1089.PATCH
> A recent discussion on our users forum [1] has surfaced (again) the need to encrypt the
password fields in the persistence.xml.  In the particular scenario outlined in the posting,
this user wanted to encrypt the password sent into Apache DBCP via the url string.  In my
mind, that's a separate problem related to DBCP.
> But, OpenJPA has openjpa.Connection*Password properties that could be encrypted.  And,
the new JPA 2 spec outlines a javax.persistence.jdbc.password property that would be nice
to encrypt.
> I'm opening this Issue as a Feature request, but it could also be considered a bug since
a non-jndi environment is crippled from a security standpoint.
> [1]

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