Postgres on Openshift Java

Wednesday Nov 13, 2019

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.


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.