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The latest version of oxd includes auto-migration functionality to easily transfer your data files from an old server to a new server.

Instead of JSON files, oxd 3.1.4 now uses configurable data stores such as h2, redis, etc. You can configure a new instance of oxd 3.1.4 to use storage with data filled by previous installation (e.g. h2, redis).

If your existing oxd server uses JSON files for storage, point the migration_source_folder_path property in the configuration file of the new installation to the location where the files are located. Then start the new oxd-server.

Legacy Compatibility#

Before moving forward with an upgrade to oxd 3.1.4, review the following legacy compatibility notes:

  • UMA 2.0: Supported in oxd 3.1.4 and Gluu Server 3.1.4
  • UMA 1.0.1: Not supported in oxd 3.1.4 or Gluu Server 3.1.4
  • OpenID Connect: Supported in all versions of oxd and Gluu Server


Follow these steps to upgrade oxd server:

  1. Back up oxd-server with data

    • if oxd-server version is up to 3.0.2 (inclusively) - back up json files located in working directory of oxd-server
    • if oxd-server version is 3.1.0 or later - back up h2 database file or in case of redis follow redis instructions how to back up data.
  2. Stop your current oxd-server and uninstall it.

  3. Install oxd-server 3.1.4
  4. Open /etc/oxd/oxd-server/oxd-conf.json
  5. Modify it:

    • if oxd-server version is up to 3.0.2 (inclusively) - Modify migration_source_folder_path to point to the folder or directory that contains the JSON files
    • if oxd-server version is 3.1.0 or later : configure h2 or redis as shown below.
  6. Start oxd-server as usual

Snippet from oxd-conf.json for H2

    "storage_configuration": {

Snippet from oxd-conf.json for redis

  "storage_configuration": {


If you are using Windows OS, don't forget to include the escape path separator (e.g. C:\\OXD_OLD\\oxd-server\\conf)

  • Restart oxd-server to import the files
  • Data migration will only happen once and will not initiate for subsequent oxd-server restarts


Auto-migration between UMA 1.0.1 and UMA 2 is not supported due to major changes between specifications. To view the UMA 2 specifications follow this link.