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From Michael Echerer <>
Subject Re: How to hide the JDBCRealm password from server.xml
Date Wed, 28 Jul 2004 05:29:48 GMT

QM wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2004 at 05:42:51PM -0300, Claudio Carvalho wrote:
> : Does anybody know how to  hide the JDBCRealm password from server.xml?
> 1/ This has been discussed before on the list.  (aka, check the archives.)
The quick answer is:

protect you Tomcat's server.xml from being read by unauthorized users. 
If only you as Tomcat admin are allowed to read the file, there's no 
problem in having the passwort in clear text. So this is operating 
system level security and has nothing to do with Tomcat.
> 2/ Please start new messages when you post to the list.  Replying to an
> old message plays hell with thread-aware mailers, making such posts
> harder to find (and, therefore, harder to answer).

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