RapidIdentity Administrators' and Users' Guide

Main Database

The Main Database menu item lists the currently configured database. Selecting this option opens a submenu with 7 additional items.

  1. Type

  2. Host

  3. Port

  4. Database/Schema

  5. Username

  6. Password

  7. Advanced


Selecting options 2-6 opens a prompt for administrators to change the values for each of those fields. The Advanced menu item directs to the rapididentity.properties configuration file.

Selecting the Type menu option allows administrators to change the main RapidIdentity Database. The currently supported databases types are MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MSSQL.  


If the Main Database is changed, it is necessary to Restart RapidIdentity for the change to take effect.

MySQL Driver

The MySQL driver can be installed after the initial RapidIdentity installation.


rapididentity.properties is a configuration file that allows administrators to enable, disable, and configure various settings that affect how a particular instance of RapidIdentity operates. Most configuration for RapidIdentity is stored in the configuration database, but some settings (including how to connect to the configuration database) must be configured in this file.

Upon upgrade from RapidIdentity 4.3 to a Rolling or LTS version, a new rapididentity.properties template file is copied from the existing file. Upgrades from one Rolling Release version to a newer Rolling Release or LTS version do not create a new rapididentity.properties file.

Properties may be updated to address specific environment needs or concerns at any time, however, the default property values will always allow the current RapidIdentity Release version to function normally. If a property is uncommented and its value is blank, RapidIdentity will use the default value.


This file is located at the root of the configPath (/var/opt/idauto) and contains various properties that affect the running instance.

This configuration file can be accessed from either of two paths:

  1. SSH into RapidIdentity and navigate to the rapididentity.properties path


    nano /var/opt/idauto/rapididentity.properties

  2. SSH into RapidIdentity and log in as the Config user.

    1. From the Main Menu, navigate to RapidIdentity > Advanced > Edit rapididentity properties.