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Operating Systems/Databases/User Stores

  • WSO2 Identity Server 5.4.0 requires Oracle JDK 8 compliant JDK. This will run on most common platforms supporting Java 8. Any JDK except JDK 8 is not supported. We do not recommend OpenJDK as we do not support it or test our products with it.
  • All WSO2 Carbon-based products are generally compatible with most common DBMSs. The embedded H2 database is suitable for development, testing, and some production environments. For most enterprise production environments, however, we recommend you use an industry-standard RDBMS such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL, etc. For more information, see Working with Databases. Additionally, we do not recommend the H2 database for use as a user store.
  • WSO2 Identity Server is shipped with a default embedded Apache DS. However, in a production environment, it is recommended to use an LDAP like OpenLDAP, due to scalability issues that exist with Apache DS.
  • For environments that WSO2 products are tested with, see Environments Tested with WSO2 Products
  • If you have difficulty in setting up any WSO2 product in a specific platform or database, please contact us by clicking the Get Support button at the bottom of this page .





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Oracle Java SE Development Kit (JDK)*

  • JDK 8.


    Do not use JDK1.8.0_151 due to a known issue. This issue is fixed in JDK 1.8.0_162-ea. However, use JDK 1.8.0_144 until the latter mentioned version is released.

  • Oracle is supported when running (not building) WSO2 products.


    Note that IBM JRE 1.7 is not supported from 5.4.0 onwards for running WSO2 products.

    We do not recommend OpenJDK .

Web Browser*

  • To access the product's Management Console.The Web Browser must be JavaScript enabled to take full advantage of the Management console.

NOTE: On Windows Server 2003, you must not go below the medium security level in Internet Explorer 6.x.