GeoServer does not come built-in with support for MySQL; it must be installed through an extension. Proceed to Installing the MySQL extension for installation details.


Currently the MySQL extension is unmaintained and carries unsupported status. While still usable, do not expect the same reliability as with other extensions.

MySQL is an open source relational database with some limited spatial functionality.

Installing the MySQL extension

  1. Visit the website download page, locate your release, and download:


    Ensure to match plugin (example 2.25-SNAPSHOT above) version to the version of the GeoServer instance.

  2. Extract the contents of the archive into the WEB-INF/lib directory of the GeoServer installation.

Adding a MySQL database

Once the extension is properly installed MySQL will show up as an option when creating a new data store.


MySQL in the list of data sources

Configuring a MySQL data store


Configuring a MySQL data store


The mysql server host name or ip address.


The port on which the mysql server is accepting connections.


The name of the database to connect to. Can also contain a suffix with a connection URL query, such as mydbname?useSSL=false


The name of the user to connect to the mysql database as.


The password to use when connecting to the database. Left blank for no password.

max connections min connections validate connections

Connection pool configuration parameters. See the Database Connection Pooling section for details.

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