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Persisting Sensitive Data

The Credentials Store API allows you to store sensitive user data securely, like passwords, server URLs, etc.

How to Use

Use PasswordSafe to work with credentials.

Common Utility Method:

private CredentialAttributes createCredentialAttributes(String key) { return new CredentialAttributes( CredentialAttributesKt.generateServiceName("MySystem", key) ); }

Retrieve Stored Credentials

String key = null; // e.g. serverURL, accountID CredentialAttributes credentialAttributes = createCredentialAttributes(key); Credentials credentials = PasswordSafe.getInstance().get(credentialAttributes); if (credentials != null) { String password = credentials.getPasswordAsString(); } // or get password only String password = PasswordSafe.getInstance().getPassword(credentialAttributes);

Store Credentials

CredentialAttributes credentialAttributes = createCredentialAttributes(serverId); // see previous sample Credentials credentials = new Credentials(username, password); PasswordSafe.getInstance().set(credentialAttributes, credentials);

To remove stored credentials, pass null for the credentials parameter.

Storage

The default storage format depends on the OS.

OS

Storage

Windows

File in KeePass format

macOS

Keychain using Security Framework

Linux

Secret Service API using libsecret

Users can override the default behavior in Settings/Preferences | Appearance & Behavior | System Settings | Passwords.

Last modified: 18 May 2022