Monday, November 10, 2008

Java code for Triple DES Algorithm

import javax.crypto.*;
import javax.crypto.spec.*;

* This class defines methods for encrypting and decrypting using the Triple
* DES algorithm and for generating, reading and writing Triple DES keys.
* It also defines a main() method that allows these methods to be used
* from the command line.
public class TripleDES {
* The program. The first argument must be -e, -d, or -g to encrypt,
* decrypt, or generate a key. The second argument is the name of a file
* from which the key is read or to which it is written for -g. The
* -e and -d arguments cause the program to read from standard input and
* encrypt or decrypt to standard output.
public static void main(String[] args) {
try {
// Check to see whether there is a provider that can do TripleDES
// encryption. If not, explicitly install the SunJCE provider.
try { Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("DESede"); }
catch(Exception e) {
// An exception here probably means the JCE provider hasn't
// been permanently installed on this system by listing it
// in the $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security/ file.
// Therefore, we have to install the JCE provider explicitly.
System.err.println("Installing SunJCE provider.");
Provider sunjce = new com.sun.crypto.provider.SunJCE();

// This is where we'll read the key from or write it to
File keyfile = new File(args[1]);

// Now check the first arg to see what we're going to do
if (args[0].equals("-g")) { // Generate a key
System.out.print("Generating key. This may take some time...");
SecretKey key = generateKey();
writeKey(key, keyfile);
System.out.println("Secret key written to " + args[1] +
". Protect that file carefully!");
else if (args[0].equals("-e")) { // Encrypt stdin to stdout
SecretKey key = readKey(keyfile);
encrypt(key,, System.out);
else if (args[0].equals("-d")) { // Decrypt stdin to stdout
SecretKey key = readKey(keyfile);
decrypt(key,, System.out);
catch(Exception e) {
System.err.println("Usage: java " + TripleDES.class.getName() +
" -d|-e|-g ");

/** Generate a secret TripleDES encryption/decryption key */
public static SecretKey generateKey() throws NoSuchAlgorithmException {
// Get a key generator for Triple DES (a.k.a DESede)
KeyGenerator keygen = KeyGenerator.getInstance("DESede");
// Use it to generate a key
return keygen.generateKey();

/** Save the specified TripleDES SecretKey to the specified file */
public static void writeKey(SecretKey key, File f)
throws IOException, NoSuchAlgorithmException, InvalidKeySpecException
// Convert the secret key to an array of bytes like this
SecretKeyFactory keyfactory = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance("DESede");
DESedeKeySpec keyspec =
(DESedeKeySpec)keyfactory.getKeySpec(key, DESedeKeySpec.class);
byte[] rawkey = keyspec.getKey();

// Write the raw key to the file
FileOutputStream out = new FileOutputStream(f);

/** Read a TripleDES secret key from the specified file */
public static SecretKey readKey(File f)
throws IOException, NoSuchAlgorithmException,
InvalidKeyException, InvalidKeySpecException
// Read the raw bytes from the keyfile
DataInputStream in = new DataInputStream(new FileInputStream(f));
byte[] rawkey = new byte[(int)f.length()];

// Convert the raw bytes to a secret key like this
DESedeKeySpec keyspec = new DESedeKeySpec(rawkey);
SecretKeyFactory keyfactory = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance("DESede");
SecretKey key = keyfactory.generateSecret(keyspec);
return key;

* Use the specified TripleDES key to encrypt bytes from the input stream
* and write them to the output stream. This method uses
* CipherOutputStream to perform the encryption and write bytes at the
* same time.
public static void encrypt(SecretKey key, InputStream in, OutputStream out)
throws NoSuchAlgorithmException, InvalidKeyException,
NoSuchPaddingException, IOException
// Create and initialize the encryption engine
Cipher cipher = Cipher.getInstance("DESede");
cipher.init(Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, key);

// Create a special output stream to do the work for us
CipherOutputStream cos = new CipherOutputStream(out, cipher);

// Read from the input and write to the encrypting output stream
byte[] buffer = new byte[2048];
int bytesRead;
while((bytesRead = != -1) {
cos.write(buffer, 0, bytesRead);

// For extra security, don't leave any plaintext hanging around memory.
java.util.Arrays.fill(buffer, (byte) 0);

* Use the specified TripleDES key to decrypt bytes ready from the input
* stream and write them to the output stream. This method uses
* uses Cipher directly to show how it can be done without
* CipherInputStream and CipherOutputStream.
public static void decrypt(SecretKey key, InputStream in, OutputStream out)
throws NoSuchAlgorithmException, InvalidKeyException, IOException,
IllegalBlockSizeException, NoSuchPaddingException,
// Create and initialize the decryption engine
Cipher cipher = Cipher.getInstance("DESede");
cipher.init(Cipher.DECRYPT_MODE, key);

// Read bytes, decrypt, and write them out.
byte[] buffer = new byte[2048];
int bytesRead;
while((bytesRead = != -1) {
out.write(cipher.update(buffer, 0, bytesRead));

// Write out the final bunch of decrypted bytes


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