Encrypting databases on creation

You configure a Derby database for encryption when you create the database by specifying attributes on the connection URL.

The following connection URL specifies a boot password:

The following URL specifies an encryption key:

The default encryption algorithm is DES.

You can specify an encryption provider and/or encryption algorithm other than the defaults by using the encryptionProvider=providerName and encryptionAlgorithm=algorithm attributes. See Specifying an alternate encryption provider and Specifying an alternate encryption algorithm for more information.

See the Derby Reference Manual for details on the connection URL attributes.

Related concepts
Creating a boot password
Booting an encrypted database
Decrypting an encrypted database
Related tasks
Encrypting an existing unencrypted database
Encrypting databases with a new key