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The default configuration of WSO2 products has a single user store. If required, you can configure WSO2 products to connect to several secondary user stores as well. After configuration, users from different stores can log in and perform operations depending on their roles/permissions. You can also configure your own customized user stores and connect them to the products as secondary stores.

The topics below show how to configure secondary user stores manually or using the management console: 

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Configuring using the management console

  1. Log in to the management console and click User Store Management sub menu under Configure menu.
  2. The User Store Management page opens. Initially, there are no secondary user stores.


    Note: You cannot update the PRIMARY user store at run time, so it is not visible on this page.

  3. Click Add Secondary User Store.

  4. The User Store Manager page opens. Enter a unique domain name and fill in the rest of the data.


    Do not include underscore character (_) in domain names.

    For details on each property, see the respective property description that is provided. Also, select the required implementation of user store manager from the User Store Manager Class drop-down list. The displayed property list varies depending on the selected user store manager implementation. By default, all WSO2 products come with four user store manager implementations as follows:

    • ReadWriteLDAPUserStoreManager
    • ReadOnlyLDAPUserStoreManager
    • ActiveDirectoryUserStoreManager
    • JDBCUserStoreManager

    You can also populate this drop-down list with custom user store manager implementations by adding them to the server. A sample custom user store manager can be found in the repository.

  5. Ensure that all the mandatory fields are filled and a valid domain name is given and click Add

  6. A message appears saying that the user stores are being added. 


    Note: The above message does not imply that the user store is added successfully. It simply means that the server is attempting to add the new user store to the end of the available chain of stores.

  7. Refresh the page after a few seconds to check the status. 

  8. If the new user store is successfully added, it will appear in the User Store Management page.

  9. After adding to the server, you can edit the properties of the new secondary user store and enable/disable it in a dynamic manner.

Configuring manually

By default, user-mgt.xml file contains the configuration of the primary user store. When you create a secondary user store, its configuration is saved to an XML file with the same name as the domain you specified. If required, you can create this XML file manually and save it as follows:

    • If it is configuration of a super tenant, save the configuration in <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/deployment/server/userstores directory.
    • If it is a general tenant, save the configuration in <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/tenants/<tenantid>/userstores directory.

The secondary user store configuration file must have the same name as the domain with an underscore (_) in place of the period. For example, if the domain is, name the file as  wso2_com.xml. Only one file contains the definition for one user store domain.