Installing the GeoServer GeoFence Server extensionΒΆ

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

    The download link will be in the Extensions section under Other.


    Ensure to match plugin (example 2.26-SNAPSHOT above) version to the version of the GeoServer instance.

  1. Extract the files in this archive to the WEB-INF/lib directory of your GeoServer installation.


    By default GeoFence will store this data in a H2 database and the database schema will be automatically managed by Hibernate.

    The GeoFence documentation explains how to configure a different backed database and configure Hibernate behavior.

  2. Add the following system variable among the JVM startup options (location varies depending on installation type): -Dgwc.context.suffix=gwc

  3. Restart GeoServer