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Thread: C/C++ programmer doing Java encryption project

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    Question C/C++ programmer doing Java encryption project

    Hello all. I've recently started doing a java encryption/decryption project using the crypto and security packages. I have very little experience with java although I do have a lot of experience in C and C++ so I am no stranger to OO programming. Anyway, I have this one line of code which is causing me a problem.

    import java.util.*;
    import DataLog.*;
     
    import java.security.*;
    import javax.crypto.*;
    import javax.crypto.spec.*;
     
    public class JCipher {
            private static Cipher jc;
    	public static void main(String[] args)
    	{
                      /* Apparently this method does not exist, how should I use the Cipher class? */
                      jc = Cipher.getInstance("DES/CBC/PKCS5Padding");
            }
    }

    Obviously I have more code than that, but it shows the principle.

    Here is the compiler message:
    JCipher.java:79: unreported exception java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException; must be caught or declared to be thrown
                    jc = Cipher.getInstance("DES/CBC/PKCS5Padding");
                                           ^
    1 error

    I am using JDK 6.27, did they change the interface for accessing the classes, all the info I can find says that I should get an instance rather than doing something like: jc = new Cipher(...);

    The only other idea I have is that my imports are wrong but all the examples I've looked at have the same imports.
    Last edited by Swarvy; July 24th, 2011 at 12:58 AM.


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    Default Re: C/C++ programmer doing Java encryption project

    unreported exception java.security.NoSuchAlgorithmException; must be caught or declared to be thrown.
    Put the code inside of a try{}catch(){} block that catches that exception.

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