Openfire stores all data in a back-end database. If you choose to not use the embedded database, you must setup and manage an external database for the application. This document provides setup instructions for all of the currently supported databases.

JDBC 2.0 drivers are required for Openfire to communicate with your database. Suggested drivers for particular databases are noted below where applicable. Openfire bundles JDBC drivers for MySQL, Postgres, Microsoft SQL Server, and HSQLDB.

For a full list of available JDBC drivers, please see:

All database schemas can be found in the resources/database directory of the Openfire installation.

Note that additional databases besides the ones in this list may be supported. Please check the distribution for a database schema for your database or consider creating a schema yourself if one isn't provided.

Choose your database from the list below for setup details:



SQL Server