Postgres on Openshift Java Application

Using an openshift JBoss/Postgres setup trying to create a webapp with a postgres database.

Turns out that the openshift ${OPENSHIFT_POSTGRESQL_DB_URL} variable does not work with the postgres 9.2 JDBC driver.

It’s broken.

The URL should be: jdbc:postgres://hostname:port/database. The URL provided by openshift is not that format.

Note also that SSL is not supported by the database server.

Here is the properties placeholder I’m using with Spring.

driver_class=org.postgresql.Driver
url=jdbc:postgresql://x.y.z.a:5432/
username=nottherealusername
password=thepasswordforpgsql

I know that the system creates a JNDI connection, but my maven build copies a properties file if the Openshift profile is run, and copies a different properties file if it’s building locally. This allows the proper database connection to be made depending on where it is built.

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