Source Code for Apache Log4j Core Implementation

Apache Log4j Core Implementation provides the functional components of the logging system. Users are free to create their own plugins and include them in the logging configuration. Apache Log4j Core is a required module to use Apache Log4j.

Bytecode (Java 8) for Apache Log4j Core Implementation is provided in a separate JAR file like log4j-core-2.14.1.jar.

Source Code files for Apache Log4j API are provided in both binary packge like and source package like You can download them at Apache Log4j Website.

You can also browse Source Code files for Apache Log4j Core Implementation 2.14.1 below.



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import java.util.Objects;

 * PasswordProvider implementation that obtains the password value from a system environment variable.
 * <p>
 * This implementation is not very secure because the Java interface to obtain system environment variable values
 * requires us to use String objects. String objects are immutable and Java does not provide a way to erase this
 * sensitive data from the application memory. The password data will stay resident in memory until the String object
 * and its associated char[] array object are garbage collected and the memory is overwritten by another object.
 * </p><p>
 * This is slightly more secure than {@link MemoryPasswordProvider} because the actual password string does not
 * need to be passed to the application.
 * The actual password string is not pulled into memory until it is needed
 * (so the password string does not need to be passed in from the command line or in a configuration file).
 * This gives an attacker a smaller window  of opportunity to obtain the password from a memory dump.
 * </p><p>
 * A more secure implementation is {@link FilePasswordProvider}.
 * </p>
class EnvironmentPasswordProvider implements PasswordProvider {
    private final String passwordEnvironmentVariable;

     * Constructs a new EnvironmentPasswordProvider with the specified environment variable name
     * @param passwordEnvironmentVariable name of the system environment variable that holds the password
    public EnvironmentPasswordProvider(final String passwordEnvironmentVariable) {
        this.passwordEnvironmentVariable = Objects.requireNonNull(
                passwordEnvironmentVariable, "passwordEnvironmentVariable");

    public char[] getPassword() {
        final String password = System.getenv(passwordEnvironmentVariable);
        return password == null ? null : password.toCharArray();



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