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JBoss and BouncyCastleProvider – SecurityException : “cannot authenticate the provider”

Are you having problems trying to use the BouncyCastleProvider from your app on Jboss 5.x + (i.e. like the errors listed below)? If so and you don’t want to spend hours trying to workaround this issue in Jboss, just follow this guy’s instructions and get back to business: http://www.randombugs.com/java/javalangsecurityexception-jce-authenticate-provider-bc.html

Some background regarding this Jboss issue at https://issues.jboss.org/browse/AS7-308

Errors that can be fixed by doing the above:

java.lang.SecurityException: JCE cannot authenticate the provider BC: org.jasypt.exceptions.EncryptionInitializationException: java.lang.SecurityException: JCE cannot authenticate the provider BC

OR

Caused by: java.util.jar.JarException: Cannot parse vfs: /path/to/your/bouncycastle.jar

 

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