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How to use BasicTextEncryptor for encrypting and decrypting string information?

This example is showing you how to use the Jasypt API to write a simple code to do string encryption and decryption. In this example we are going to use the BasicTextEncryptor class which use the PBEWithMD5AndDES algorithm. This class is an implementation of the TextEncryoptor interface.

You can download the library from their website, it's already included with the dependency libraries required by Jasypt such as the commons-codec and commons-lang.

package com.javacoderanch.example.jasypt;

import org.jasypt.util.text.BasicTextEncryptor;

public class TextEncryptorDemo {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        String text = "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog";
        System.out.println("Text      = " + text);

        BasicTextEncryptor bte = new BasicTextEncryptor();

        String encrypted = bte.encrypt(text);
        System.out.println("Encrypted = " + encrypted);

        String original = bte.decrypt(encrypted);
        System.out.println("Original  = " + original);
A result produced by the code above are:

Text      = The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
Original  = The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog