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Chapter 2. Configuration

2.1. Database Configuration
2.1.1. Overview
2.1.2. Configure the database for JCR
2.1.3. Configure the database for the default identity store
2.2. Email Service Configuration
2.2.1. Overview
2.2.2. Configure the outgoing e-mail account

To configure the database used by JCR, edit the file:$JBOSS_HOME/server/default/conf/gatein/configuration.properties.

For Tomcat, the file is located at $TOMCAT_HOME/gatein/conf/configuration.properties.

Next, edit the values of driver, url, username and password with the values for your JDBC connection. To learn more, refer to your database JDBC driver documentation.


By default, the name of the database is "jdbcjcr_${name}" - ${name} should be a part of the database name, as it is dynamically replaced by the name of the portal container extension. For example, gatein-sample-portal.ear defines "sample-portal" as the container name and the default portal defines "portal" as the container name.

In case of HSQL, the databases are created automatically. For any other databases, you need to create a database named "jdbcjcr_portal" (and "jdbcjcr_sample-portal" if you have gatein-sample-portal.ear in $JBOSS_HOME/server/default/deploy). Note that some databases do not accept '-' in the database name, so you may have to remove $JBOSS_HOME/server/default/deploy/gatein-sample-portal.ear.

Make sure the user has rights to create tables on jdbcjcr_portal, and to update them as they will be automatically created during the first startup.

Also, add your database's JDBC driver into the classpath - you can put it in $JBOSS_HOME/server/default/lib (or $TOMCAT_HOME/lib, if you are running on Tomcat).

MySQL example:

Configure the JCR to store data in MySQL and assume that you created a user named "gateinuser" with a password "gateinpassword". Next, create a database mygateindb_portal (remember that portal is required), and assign the rights to create tables to the users.

Add the MySQL's JDBC driver to the classpath, and finally edit gatein.ear/02portal.war/WEB-INF/conf/jcr/jcr-configuration to contain the following: