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Jasypt component

Available as of Camel 2.5

Jasypt is a simplified encryption library which makes encryption and decryption easy. Camel integrates with Jasypt to allow sensitive information in Properties files to be encrypted. By dropping camel-jasypt on the classpath those encrypted values will automatically be decrypted on-the-fly by Camel. This ensures that human eyes can't easily spot sensitive information such as usernames and passwords.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

xml org.apache.camel camel-jasypt x.x.x ]]>


The Jasypt component provides a little command line tooling to encrypt or decrypt values.

The console output the syntax and which options it provides:

= Command either encrypt or decrypt -p or -password = Password to use -i or -input = Text to encrypt or decrypt -a or -algorithm = Optional algorithm to use ]]>

For example to encrypt the value tiger you run with the following parameters. In the apache camel kit, you cd into the lib folder and run the following java cmd, where <CAMEL_HOME> is where you have downloaded and extract the Camel distribution.

/lib $ java -jar camel-jasypt-2.5.0.jar -c encrypt -p secret -i tiger ]]>

Which outputs the following result

This means the encrypted representation qaEEacuW7BUti8LcMgyjKw== can be decrypted back to tiger if you know the master password which was secret.
If you run the tool again then the encrypted value will return a different result. But decrypting the value will always return the correct original value.

So you can test it by running the tooling using the following parameters:

/lib $ java -jar camel-jasypt-2.5.0.jar -c decrypt -p secret -i qaEEacuW7BUti8LcMgyjKw== ]]>

Which outputs the following result:

The idea is then to use those encrypted values in your Properties files. Notice how the password value is encrypted and the value has the tokens surrounding ENC(value here)

Tooling dependencies for Camel 2.5 and 2.6

The tooling requires the following JARs in the classpath, which has been enlisted in the MANIFEST.MF file of camel-jasypt with optional/ as prefix. Hence why the java cmd above can pickup the needed JARs from the Apache Distribution in the optional directory.

Java 1.5 users

The icu4j-4.0.1.jar is only needed when running on JDK 1.5.

This JAR is not distributed by Apache Camel and you have to download it manually and copy it to the lib/optional directory of the Camel distribution.
You can download it from Apache Central Maven repo.

Tooling dependencies for Camel 2.7 or better

Jasypt 1.7 onwards is now fully standalone so no additional JARs is needed.

URI Options

The options below are exclusive for the Jasypt component.



Default Value






Specifies the master password to use for decrypting. This option is mandatory. See below for more details.




Name of an optional algorithm to use.

Protecting the master password

The master password used by Jasypt must be provided, so that it's capable of decrypting the values. However having this master password out in the open may not be an ideal solution. Therefore you could for example provide it as a JVM system property or as a OS environment setting. If you decide to do so then the password option supports prefixes which dictates this. sysenv: means to lookup the OS system environment with the given key. sys: means to lookup a JVM system property.

For example you could provided the password before you start the application

Then start the application, such as running the start script.

When the application is up and running you can unset the environment

The password option is then a matter of defining as follows: password=sysenv:CAMEL_ENCRYPTION_PASSWORD.

Example with Java DSL

In Java DSL you need to configure Jasypt as a JasyptPropertiesParser instance and set it on the Properties component as show below:

The properties file then contain the encrypted value, such as shown below. Notice how the password value is encrypted and the value has the tokens surrounding ENC(value here)

Example with Spring XML

In Spring XML you need to configure the JasyptPropertiesParser which is shown below. Then the Camel Properties component is told to use jasypt as the properties parser, which means Jasypt has its chance to decrypt values looked up in the properties.

xml ]]>

The Properties component can also be inlined inside the <camelContext> tag which is shown below. Notice how we use the propertiesParserRef attribute to refer to Jasypt.


Example with Blueprint XML

In Blueprint XML you need to configure the JasyptPropertiesParser which is shown below. Then the Camel Properties component is told to use jasypt as the properties parser, which means Jasypt has its chance to decrypt values looked up in the properties.

xml ]]>

The Properties component can also be inlined inside the <camelContext> tag which is shown below. Notice how we use the propertiesParserRef attribute to refer to Jasypt.

xml ]]>


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