This post is going to be a bit niche. The scenario is that you’ve used
JetS3t to backup data to Amazon S3 via the synchronize tool,
and in particular you’ve used the
-c option to encrypt the data. But
you’ve downloaded the file with another tool, such as ForkLift or
S3 Browser. How do you decrypt the downloaded file?
The default encryption is
PBEWithMD5AndDES, and with that knowledge you
may be able to find a tool that can decrypt it for you. I went a
different way, and just hooked straight into the encryption utilities
So with a bit of fiddling you can copy, paste and compile that (you’ll need the JetS3t library and supporting JARs, plus Commons IO). Or you can download jets3t-decrypt-dist.zip, which contains the source and the reqired libraries. Once inside the ZIP you can run:
java -jar Jets3tDecrypt.jar password encrypted.file > decrypted.file
The libraries and the
Jets3tDecrypt.jar was packaged automatically by
Netbeans 6.1, which is a lovely touch from an IDE.