Thursday, June 21, 2018

Protect PDF using password in iText

When you need to protect PDF files using password, you can use following iText codes to encrypt PDF using passwords.

String ownerPasswd="owner";
String userPasswd="user";

PdfReader reader = new PdfReader("/apps/abc.pdf");
PdfStamper stamper = new PdfStamper(reader, new FileOutputStream("/apps/abc_pw.pdf"));
stamper.setEncryption(userPasswd.getBytes(), ownerPasswd.getBytes(),

Library versions used,

You can use preferred encryption algorithms. Refer documentations.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Weblogic certificate issues

"The loading of the trusted certificate list raised a certificate parsing exception PKIX: Unsupported OID in the AlgorithmIdentifier object:"

" FATAL Alert:BAD_CERTIFICATE - A corrupt or unuseable certificate was received"

Above error was raised while accessing https URL in application server. To avoid this error, we have following options.

  1. Install certificate in cacert to trust the certificate (JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security)
  2. Install certificate in a key store and refer it
  3. Install certificate in Linux server
For the option 3, you can download https URL in server. Following commands can be used to download page using curl or wget.

curl - k

Since, this is a valid http request server will install certificate in Linux server and validate requests against it.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

java.lang.LinkageError: loader constraint violation in interface itable initialization: when resolving method

Above error was occurred in Maven project while running application in weblogic server. It can be ignored by modifying pom.xml file as below.

<exclusion> <!-- declare the exclusion here -->

Monday, October 2, 2017

JAVA application Monitoring using JMX

Your application can be started with following JMX parameter.


You can set System property as JMX port as follows to enable JMX monitoring.

System.setProperty("", 12345);

Then, use VisualVM to monitor your application. You can monitor CPU, Memory, Threads etc using this VisualVM tool.

For more information visit :-

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Find files in Linux and move files

Following command can be used to find files in a directory and move found files into /home/sujith/files/ location.

find . -name "*" -maxdepth 1 -exec mv -t /home/sujith/files {} +

Monday, August 28, 2017

Copy large number of files between Linux servers

You can use "rsync" command to sync data between two locations.

rsync -r dir1/ dir2
sync the contents of dir1 to dir2 on the same system (-r option for recursive)

rsync -a dir1 username@remote_host:destination_directory
sync directory from the local system to a remote system ( pushing files to destination)

rsync -a username@remote_host:/home/dir1 place_to_sync_on_local_machine
sync a remote directory to the local system (pulling files from remote machine)

Also, you can compressed and sync files between locations using following command.

rsync -az source destination

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Linux shell script to find files and copy into another location

You can use following shell script to find files in directories and copy into another location.

for k in `cat errlog_tmp.txt`; 
arr=( $(find . -name "$k*" -type f));
echo $arr;( cp $arr "./error1$k"); 

Above shell will cat file names in "errlog.txt" and find in the current directories. After successful file found, it is copied into "./error/" directory.