Feb 28, 2012

JIRA filter for Daily Scrum

Here is a way to configure a simple JIRA filter to help identify items that have to workon (touched) since last scrum.
In the Issue Navigator create a query
  • Select the appropriate project 
  • Go to Dates and Time section
    • Set Update From -1d To 0
  • Save the Filter (ex DailyScrumFilter)

Now you can use this filter in Agile (grasshopper) tab.
  • Create a new Context 
    • Open the Context dropdown  (the dropdown next to Project dropdown)
    • Click New link (Open a window)
      •  Give a name to the context ex "DailyScrumContext"
      •  Under filters select the DailyScrum filter
      •  You can even give some criteria for Highlight (I highlighed the inProgress issues)
      • Save the Context (you can check the sharing if you want others to use this context).
Now you can use DailyScrumContext during your scrums to see all the items that were modified since last scrum and highlight the once in Progress.

Feb 27, 2012

Encrypt/Decrypt Properties using PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer

Spring allows for configuring context bean properties by directly injecting property values from properties file through PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer. At high level this is how it is configured

In the context, you will need to configure a property-placeholder with location poitning to the required properties file. Then we need to provide the property key for the require bean property .

<context:property-placeholder location="classpath:my.properties"/>
<bean id="myBean" class="MyBeanClass">
<property name="userid"
value=" ${userid} " />
<property name="password" value="${password}" />

where my.properties will have

works great.
Now, if I the password is encrypted in the properties file and needs to be decrypt it before setting it as the bean property.

There are various approaches to doing it like Over-riding mybean which would decrypt the password during initialization or write a custom ProperOverrideConfigurer to decrypt the property.

There is one another way that can be use, by creating a custom PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer
(extends  PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer  ) and override convert method.


public class DecryptPropertyConfigurer extends PropertyPlaceholderConfigurer

protected void convertProperties(Properties props)
Enumeration<?> propertyNames = props.propertyNames();
while (propertyNames.hasMoreElements()) {
String propertyName = (String) propertyNames.nextElement();
String propertyValue = props.getProperty(propertyName);

String convertedValue = decrypt(propertyValue);
if (!ObjectUtils.nullSafeEquals(propertyValue, convertedValue)) {
props.setProperty(propertyName, convertedValue);


Now, move the properties that need to be decrypted to a new property file

and configure this property file in the custome PropertyPlaceholder (you will still need to configure the regular property place holder with my.properties)
sothe spring context would look like

<context:property-placeholder location="classpath:my.properties"/>
<bean id="myBean" class="MyBeanClass">
<property name="userid"
value=" ${userid} " />
<property name="password" value="${password}" />

<bean class="DecryptPropertyConfigurer">
<property name="location" value="classpath: my_encrypted.propeties"/>