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Java Swing Application with password hardcoded in it

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I have developed a Java Swing Application that has a database connection credential hard coded in it. I will be using Web Start to deploy the application.

What is the best practice to handle passwords in a swing application.

One of the ideas is to create a file that will hold the encrypted login and password information and place this file in a folder in the webserver and have a authentication setup for that folder.

I am not sure if that is the best option or what are all the options available for this situation.

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The best practice is to store nothing in the app. Make the user login with the gui over https
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And limit access to the database to only what is needed for the app eg. it probably doesn't need create or grant access
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