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From Francois Orsini <francois.ors...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: setting encryptionKey attribute in jdbc url
Date Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:41:21 GMT
Hi George,

key.getEncoded() returns a byte array that is a textual representation of
the external key in Hex.

Just Stringify the byte array and set it to the 'encryptedKey' JDBC
connection URL attribute - that should work.



On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 10:45 PM, George H <george.dma@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to create an embedded derby db using an encryption key that I
> generate before hand. I've read the derby v10.5.3.0 ref guide and the
> developer guide and I still have one question that lingers in my mind.
> In the JDBC url where I have to specify the encryption key attribute how do
> we get the key in string form? In the docs they use examples (Dev guide page
> 114 (PDF)) where the key looks like a letters and numbers and in most cases
> just numbers.
> Now when I generate my key like
> KeyGenerator keyGen = KeyGenerator.getInstance("AES")
> keyGen.init(256);
> SecretKey key = keyGen.generateKey();
> I only have the method   key.getEncoded() that I can use which returns an
> array of bytes. I wonder how I can give this key to derby in the jdbc url ?
> Do I have to convert the byte array to a HEX string ? or to decimals? I
> don't know. If someone could help me out on this specific part it would be
> great.
> Thanks
> --
> George H
> george.dma@gmail.com

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