public final class SecurePreferencesFactory
Use this class to access secure preferences. Secure preferences allow storage of
data in an encrypted form.
This class is not intended to be instantiated or extended by clients.
- This class is not intended to be subclassed by clients.
- This class is not intended to be instantiated by clients.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.
- Returns default secure preferences.
The framework will attempt to open secure preferences in a user-specific location.
As a result, the information stored can be shared among all programs run by the user.
The location is determined as follows:
- "-equinox.keyring" command line arguments
- Java's "user.home" environment variable. On Windows system it usually
corresponds to the %USERPROFILE% environment variable or determined as the parent of
user's desktop folder. On Unix Java usually determines it from user's entry
in the password file (commonly this corresponds to $HOME environment variable);
- if it fails, preferences will use configuration location of the current Eclipse
- default instance of secure preferences,
null if application
was unable to create secure preferences using default location
- Returns a secure properties corresponding to the URL locations supplied. If URL
null, a default location is used.
Note that while this method accepts URLs to account for future expandability of this API,
at present the method only accepts "file" URLs that point to a directory.
might be thrown if unsupported URL is passed to this method.
Similarly to the rest of the Equinox, URLs passed as an argument must not be encoded,
meaning that spaces should stay as spaces, not as "%x20".
location - URL pointing to the location of secure storage. At present only file URLs
are supported. Pass
null to use default location
options - use to pass hints to the secure preferences implementation. Pass
if no options are needed. See
- a secure preferences
- if unsupported URLs types are passed in, or if location is not accessible
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