RapidIdentity Administrators' and Users' Guide

Install a Database Driver

RapidIdentity requires administrators to install specific database drivers for each unique type of database that will be connected to in an Action Set. If you do not install the driver before executing the Action Set, you will receive an error in the trace that states the necessary driver library was not found.


When doing a Database upgrade, RapidIdentity Administrators may also be required to update the database adapter, which is the same process as is outlined here. Depending on the environment, the old driver may need to be removed first.

Follow these steps to install a database driver.

  1. First, ensure you have the necessary driver file. For a MySQL driver, navigate to the MySQL Downloads page. Select the operating system that matches the platform on which RapidIdentity is installed, and download the .zip file from MySQL.


    Platform Independent is recommended.

  2. Unzip the file and locate the .jar file. This is the library to be uploaded.

  3. Navigate to Configuration > Systems > Data > Libraries.  

  4. Click Add Library and when the sidebar opens click Choose File.

  5. Select the .jar file from Step 2, and click Upload Library.

  6. Next, navigate to the Systems > Cluster > Current Cluster menu. Select the current cluster and select Restart Server in the Action Bar.

  7. Click Proceed in the confirmation dialog box that appears.

  8. The server may be down momentarily for other users, but will return to normal status without further intervention. After the restart, the new driver will be available to connect to its corresponding database.