Implementation of 7Zip in JAVA

I have downloaded the LZMA SDK from the 7zip website but to my disappointment it does only support compression and decompression and does not support AES crypto. Does anyone know if there is any implementation of 7zip with AES crypto completely in JAVA?. Thanks.

Regards, Kal.


According 7Zip team:

LZMA SDK doesn't support crypto methods. Use 7-Zip source code instead.

The source code is available in assembler, C and C++, you can call them from Java.

From apache common-compress documentation:

Note that Commons Compress currently only supports a subset of compression and encryption algorithms used for 7z archives. For writing only uncompressed entries, LZMA, LZMA2, BZIP2 and Deflate are supported - in addition to those reading supports AES-256/SHA-256 and DEFLATE64.

If you use common-compress you probably will not have issues with portability of your code as you don't have to embed any native libraries.

Below code shows how to iterate over files within 7zip archive and print its contents to stdout. You can adapt it for AES requirements :

public static void showContent(String archiveFilename) throws IOException {

    if (archiveFilename == null) {

    try (SevenZFile sevenZFile = new SevenZFile(new File(archiveFilename))) {
        SevenZArchiveEntry entry = sevenZFile.getNextEntry();
        while (entry != null) {
                final byte[] contents = new byte[(int) entry.getSize()];
                int off = 0;
                while ((off < contents.length)) {
                    final int bytesRead =, off, contents.length - off);
                    off += bytesRead;
                System.out.println(new String(contents, "UTF-8"));              
            entry = sevenZFile.getNextEntry();

Imports used:

import java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException;
import java.lang.reflect.Method;

import org.apache.commons.compress.archivers.sevenz.SevenZArchiveEntry;
import org.apache.commons.compress.archivers.sevenz.SevenZFile;

Maven Dependencies Used:

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Please note: org.tukaani:xz is required for 7zip only. common-compress dependency doesn't need it for other supported compression formats.

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