Password Hashing in Java

At work I recently found myself having to store passwords in a database. Since I am relatively new to the world of Java, I spent some time Googling around for something that would fit the bill. While Bouncy Castle is what first came to mind, I found something else quite interesting. jBCrypt is a project that aims to provide a simple interface to Blowfish password hashing.

(For those who haven't come across it before, "hashing" is like one-way encryption. If you need to keep user passwords around, you can store only the hash. Since it's one-way, the idea is that even if someone manages to get ahold of the password database, it will be useless since they won't be able to garner the original password.)


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