MySQL

Note

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.

Warning

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. Download the MySQL extension from the GeoServer download page.

    Warning

    Make sure to match the version of the extension 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.

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MySQL in the list of data sources

Configuring a MySQL data store

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Configuring a MySQL data store

host

The mysql server host name or ip address.

port

The port on which the mysql server is accepting connections.

database

The name of the database to connect to.

user

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

password

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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