JVM since1.2.0 Native since3.7.0

Security using Jasypt

What’s inside

Please refer to the above link for usage and configuration details.

Maven coordinates

Or add the coordinates to your existing project:


Check the User guide for more information about writing Camel Quarkus applications.


The configuration of Jasypt in Camel Quarkus is driven by configuration properties.

The minimum expectation is that you provide a master password for Jasypt decryption with configuration property quarkus.camel.jasypt.password.

You can choose the encryption algorithm and other aspects of the Jasypt configuration via the quarkus.camel.jasypt options described below.

By default, you do not need to write custom code to configure the Camel JasyptPropertiesParser or PropertiesComponent. This is done for you automatically.

Any Camel configuration property added to application.properties can be secured with Jasypt. To encrypt a value, there is a utility that can be run with JBang.

jbang org.apache.camel:camel-jasypt:{camel-version} -c encrypt -p secret-password -i "Some secret content"
If you choose to use a different Jasypt algorithm to the default (PBEWithMD5AndDES), you must provide -a (algorithm), -riga (IV generator algorithm) & -rsga (Salt generator algorithm) arguments to set the correct algorithms used in encryption. Else your application will not be able to decrypt configuration values.

Alternatively, when running in dev mode, open the Dev UI and click the 'utilities' link in the Camel Jasypt pane. Next, select either the 'Decrypt' or 'Encrypt' action, enter some text and click the submit button. The result of the action is output together with a button to copy it to the clipboard.

Configuration properties can be added to application.properties with the encrypted value enclosed within ENC() For example.

my.secret = ENC(BoDSRQfdBME4V/AcugPOkaR+IcyKufGz)

In your Camel routes, you can refer to the property name using the standard placeholder syntax and its value will get decrypted.

public class MySecureRoute extends RouteBuilder {
    public void configure() {
You can use the ability to mask security sensitive configuration in Camel by suffixing property values with .secret. You can also disable the startup configuration summary with the configuration camel.main.autoConfigurationLogSummary = false.

Injecting encrypted configuration

You can use the @ConfigProperty annotation to inject encrypted configuration into your Camel routes or CDI beans.

public class MySecureRoute extends RouteBuilder {
    String mySecret;

    public void configure() {

Securing alternate configuration sources

If you prefer to keep your secret configuration in a file separate to application.properties, you can use the quarkus.config.locations configuration option to specify additional configuration files.

In native mode you must also add any additional configuration file resource paths to quarkus.native.resources.includes.

Finer control of Jasypt configuration

If you require finer control of the Jasypt configuration than that provided by the default configuration, the following options are available.


Implement a JasyptConfigurationCustomizer class to customize any aspect of the Jasypt EnvironmentStringPBEConfig.

package org.acme;

import org.apache.camel.quarkus.component.jasypt.JasyptConfigurationCustomizer;
import org.jasypt.encryption.pbe.config.EnvironmentStringPBEConfig;
import org.jasypt.iv.RandomIvGenerator;
import org.jasypt.salt.RandomSaltGenerator;

public class JasyptConfigurationCustomizer implements JasyptConfigurationCustomizer {
    public void customize(EnvironmentStringPBEConfig config) {
        // Custom algorithms
        config.setSaltGenerator(new RandomSaltGenerator("PKCS11"));
        config.setIvGenerator(new RandomIvGenerator("PKCS11"));
        // Additional customizations...

In application.properties add the quarkus.camel.jasypt.configuration-customizer-class-name configuration property.

quarkus.camel.jasypt.configuration-customizer-class-name = org.acme.MyJasyptEncryptorCustomizer
Disabling automatic Jasypt configuration

If you prefer to use the 'classic' Java DSL way of configuring Camel Jasypt, you can disable the automatic configuration with quarkus.camel.jasypt.enabled = false.

This allows you to configure the Camel JasyptPropertiesParser and PropertiesComponent manually.

In this mode, you cannot use the @ConfigProperty annotation to inject encrypted configuration properties.
import org.apache.camel.CamelContext;
import org.apache.camel.component.jasypt.JasyptPropertiesParser;
import org.apache.camel.component.properties.PropertiesComponent;

public class MySecureRoute extends RouteBuilder {
    public void configure() {
        JasyptPropertiesParser jasypt = new JasyptPropertiesParser();

        PropertiesComponent component = (PropertiesComponent) getContext().getPropertiesComponent();

If you call setLocation(…​) on the PropertiesComponent to specify a custom configuration file location using the classpath: prefix, you must add the file to quarkus.native.resources.includes so that it can be loaded in native mode.

Additional Camel Quarkus configuration

Configuration property Type Default


Setting this option to false will disable Jasypt integration with Quarkus SmallRye configuration. You can however, manually configure Jasypt with Camel in the 'classic' way of manually configuring JasyptPropertiesParser and PropertiesComponent. Refer to the usage section for more details.




The algorithm to be used for decryption.




The master password used by Jasypt for decrypting configuration values. This option supports prefixes which influence the master password lookup behaviour.

sys: will to look up the value from a JVM system property. sysenv: will look up the value from the OS system environment with the given key.



Configures the Jasypt StandardPBEStringEncryptor with a RandomIvGenerator using the given algorithm.




Configures the Jasypt StandardPBEStringEncryptor with a RandomSaltGenerator using the given algorithm.




The fully qualified class name of an org.apache.camel.quarkus.component.jasypt.JasyptConfigurationCustomizer implementation. This provides the optional capability of having full control over the Jasypt configuration.


Configuration property fixed at build time. All other configuration properties are overridable at runtime.