How Do I Secure My MySQL Password?
Since NetBeans 6.9
Since NetBeans 6.9 IDE uses Keyring API for secure storing MySQL password.
In NetBeans, you can opt to save the password you use to connect to the MySQL Server (the MySQL node under the Databases folder in Services).
This password is stored in your file system, and we recommend securing it using file system permissions.
The file you want to control access to is under your NetBeans user directory, with the path