We have included auto-migration functionality to easily transfer existing data files to the latest version of oxd. oxd-server now uses configurable data storage (h2, redis, etc.) instead of JSON files.

Legacy Compatibility#

Before moving forward with an upgrade to oxd 4.0, review the following legacy compatibility notes:

  • UMA 2.0: Supported in oxd 4.0 (since 3.1.4) and Gluu Server 4.0 (since 3.1.4)
  • UMA 1.0.1: Not supported in oxd 4.0 (since 3.1.4) or Gluu Server 4.0 (since 3.1.4)
  • OpenID Connect: Supported in all versions of oxd and Gluu Server

OpenID Connect Data Migration#

Follow these simple steps to migrate your JSON files:

  • Open oxd-server.yml
  • Modify migration_source_folder_path to point to the folder or directory that contains the JSON files (this step can be skipped if you use oxd 3.1.x or later)


    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

UMA Data Migration#

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

Upgrade Script (oxd server upgrade 3.1.x -> 4.x)#

Upgrades oxd server from 3.1.x to 4.x version. Download the upgrade script:

# wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/GluuFederation/oxd/version_4.0/upgrade/oxd_updater.py

Run the upgrade script:

# python oxd_updater.py

The oxd_updater.py script:

  1. Adds Gluu repository (repo.gluu.org)

  2. Removes old oxd server (if applicable)

  3. Installs latest oxd server

  4. Moves json data to /opt/oxd-server/json_data_backup and sets migration_source_folder_path: /opt/oxd-server/json_data_backup in oxd-server.yml so that oxd migrates to h2 database

  5. Merges oxd-conf.json, oxd-default-site-config.json, and log4j.xml into the new, single configuration file: oxd-server.yml


Do not install the latest version of oxd when using oxd_updater.py -- the script will perform everything needed.