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  1. Edit the default datasource configuration in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/conf/datasources/master -datasources.xml file as shown below.


    Make sure to set the following elements:

    • validationQuery - SELECT 1; COMMIT
    • defaultAutoCommit - false
    • testOnBorrow - true

    Note: If you are using WSO2 Identity Server 5.7.0 or a later version, set the <defaultAutoCommit> property to true.

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          <description>The datasource used for registry and user manager</description>
          <definition type="RDBMS">
    				<validationQuery>SELECT 1; COMMIT</validationQuery>

    The elements in the above configuration are described below:

    urlThe URL of the database. The default port for a PostgreSQL instance is 5432.
    username and passwordThe name and password of the database user.
    driverClassNameThe class name of the database driver.
    maxActiveThe maximum number of active connections that can be allocated at the same time from this pool. Enter any negative value to denote an unlimited number of active connections.
    maxWaitThe maximum number of milliseconds that the pool will wait (when there are no available connections) for a connection to be returned before throwing an exception. You can enter zero or a negative value to wait indefinitely.
    minIdleThe minimum number of active connections that can remain idle in the pool without extra ones being created, or enter zero to create none.


    Whether objects will be validated before being borrowed from the pool. If the object fails to validate, it will be dropped from the pool, and another attempt will be made to borrow another.


    Whether to commit database changes automatically or not.
    validationIntervalThe indication to avoid excess validation, and only run validation at the most, at this frequency (time in milliseconds). If a connection is due for validation, but has been validated previously within this interval, it will not be validated again.

    This property is not applicable to the Carbon database in WSO2 products because auto committing is usually handled at the code level, i.e., the default auto commit configuration specified for the RDBMS driver will be effective instead of this property element. Typically, auto committing is enabled for RDBMS drivers by default.

    When auto committing is enabled, each SQL statement will be committed to the database as an individual transaction, as opposed to committing multiple statements as a single transaction.


    Note: Set this property to true if you are using WSO2 Identity Server 5.7.0 or a later version.


    For more information on other parameters that can be defined in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/conf/datasources/m aster-datasources.xml file, see Tomcat JDBC Connection Pool.

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  2. Download the Postgres JDBC driver for the version you are using and copy it to the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/components/lib folder

Configuring new datasources to manage registry or user management data
Configuring new datasources to manage registry or user management data
Configuring new datasources to manage registry or user management data


  1. To create tables in the registry and user manager database (WSO2CARBON_DB), use the below script:

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  2. Restart the server.


    You can create database tables automatically when starting the product for the first time by using the -Dsetup parameter as follows:

    • For Windows: <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/wso2server.bat -Dsetup run

    • For Linux: <PRODUCT_HOME>/bin/wso2server.sh -Dsetup

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