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Persistence is a special container to load initial data for LDAP or Couchbase.


See Packages for available versions.

Environment Variables#

The following environment variables are supported by the container:

  • CN_CONFIG_ADAPTER: The config backend adapter, can be consul (default) or kubernetes.
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_HOST: hostname or IP of Consul (default to localhost).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_PORT: port of Consul (default to 8500).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_CONSISTENCY: Consul consistency mode (choose one of default, consistent, or stale). Default to stale mode.
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_SCHEME: supported Consul scheme (http or https).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_VERIFY: whether to verify cert or not (default to false).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_CACERT_FILE: path to Consul CA cert file (default to /etc/certs/consul_ca.crt). This file will be used if it exists and CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_VERIFY set to true.
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_CERT_FILE: path to Consul cert file (default to /etc/certs/consul_client.crt).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_KEY_FILE: path to Consul key file (default to /etc/certs/consul_client.key).
  • CN_CONFIG_CONSUL_TOKEN_FILE: path to file contains ACL token (default to /etc/certs/consul_token).
  • CN_CONFIG_KUBERNETES_NAMESPACE: Kubernetes namespace (default to default).
  • CN_CONFIG_KUBERNETES_CONFIGMAP: Kubernetes configmaps name (default to jans).
  • CN_CONFIG_KUBERNETES_USE_KUBE_CONFIG: Load credentials from $HOME/.kube/config, only useful for non-container environment (default to false).
  • CN_SECRET_ADAPTER: The secrets' adapter, can be vault (default), kubernetes, or google.
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_VERIFY: whether to verify cert or not (default to false).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_ROLE_ID_FILE: path to file contains Vault AppRole role ID (default to /etc/certs/vault_role_id).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_SECRET_ID_FILE: path to file contains Vault AppRole secret ID (default to /etc/certs/vault_secret_id).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_CERT_FILE: path to Vault cert file (default to /etc/certs/vault_client.crt).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_KEY_FILE: path to Vault key file (default to /etc/certs/vault_client.key).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_CACERT_FILE: path to Vault CA cert file (default to /etc/certs/vault_ca.crt). This file will be used if it exists and CN_SECRET_VAULT_VERIFY set to true.
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_ADDR: URL of Vault (default to http://localhost:8200).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_NAMESPACE: Namespace used to access secrets (default to empty string).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_KV_PATH: Path to KV secrets engine (default to secret).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_PREFIX: Base prefix name used to build secret path (default to jans).
  • CN_SECRET_VAULT_APPROLE_PATH: Path to AppRole (default to approle).
  • CN_SECRET_KUBERNETES_NAMESPACE: Kubernetes namespace (default to default).
  • CN_SECRET_KUBERNETES_SECRET: Kubernetes secrets name (default to jans).
  • CN_SECRET_KUBERNETES_USE_KUBE_CONFIG: Load credentials from $HOME/.kube/config, only useful for non-container environment (default to false).
  • CN_WAIT_MAX_TIME: How long the startup "health checks" should run (default to 300 seconds).
  • CN_WAIT_SLEEP_DURATION: Delay between startup "health checks" (default to 10 seconds).
  • CN_OXTRUST_CONFIG_GENERATION: Whether to generate oxShibboleth configuration or not (default to true).
  • CN_EXT_SIGNING_JWKS_URI: URI of external signing JWKS (default is "").
  • CN_REDIS_URL: URL of Redis server, format is host:port (optional; default to localhost:6379).
  • CN_REDIS_TYPE: Redis service type, either STANDALONE or CLUSTER (optional; default to STANDALONE).
  • CN_MEMCACHED_URL: URL of Memcache server, format is host:port (optional; default to localhost:11211).
  • CN_PERSISTENCE_TYPE: Persistence backend being used (one of ldap, couchbase, or hybrid; default to ldap).
  • CN_HYBRID_MAPPING: Specify data mapping for each persistence (default to "{}"). Note this environment only takes effect when CN_PERSISTENCE_TYPE is set to hybrid. See hybrid mapping section for details.
  • CN_PERSISTENCE_SKIP_INITIALIZED: skip initialization if backend already initialized (default to false).
  • CN_PERSISTENCE_UPDATE_AUTH_DYNAMIC_CONFIG: Whether to allow automatic updates of jans-auth configuration (default to true).
  • CN_LDAP_URL: Address and port of LDAP server (default to localhost:1636).
  • CN_LDAP_USE_SSL: Whether to use SSL connection to LDAP server (default to true).
  • CN_COUCHBASE_URL: Address of Couchbase server (default to localhost).
  • CN_COUCHBASE_USER: Username of Couchbase server (default to admin).
  • CN_COUCHBASE_SUPERUSER: Superuser of Couchbase server (default to empty-string).
  • CN_COUCHBASE_CERT_FILE: Couchbase root certificate location (default to /etc/certs/couchbase.crt).
  • CN_COUCHBASE_PASSWORD_FILE: Path to file contains Couchbase password (default to /etc/jans/conf/couchbase_password).
  • CN_COUCHBASE_SUPERUSER_PASSWORD_FILE: Path to file contains Couchbase superuser password (default to /etc/jans/conf/couchbase_superuser_password).
  • CN_DOCUMENT_STORE_TYPE: Document store type (one of LOCAL or DB; default to DB).
  • CN_JACKRABBIT_URL: URL to remote repository (default to http://localhost:8080).
  • CN_JACKRABBIT_ADMIN_ID_FILE: Absolute path to file contains ID for admin user (default to /etc/jans/conf/jackrabbit_admin_id).
  • CN_JACKRABBIT_ADMIN_PASSWORD_FILE: Absolute path to file contains password for admin user (default to /etc/gluu/conf/jackrabbit_admin_password).
  • GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS: Optional JSON file (contains Google credentials) that can be injected into container for authentication. Refer to for supported credentials.
  • GOOGLE_PROJECT_ID: ID of Google project.
  • CN_GOOGLE_SECRET_VERSION_ID: Janssen secret version ID in Google Secret Manager. Defaults to latest, which is recommended.
  • CN_GOOGLE_SECRET_NAME_PREFIX: Prefix for Janssen secret in Google Secret Manager. Defaults to jans. If left jans-secret secret will be created.
  • CN_GOOGLE_SECRET_MANAGER_PASSPHRASE: Passphrase for Janssen secret in Google Secret Manager. This is recommended to be changed and defaults to secret.
  • CN_GOOGLE_SPANNER_INSTANCE_ID: Google Spanner instance ID.
  • CN_GOOGLE_SPANNER_DATABASE_ID: Google Spanner database ID.
  • CN_SQL_DB_HOST: Hostname of the SQL database (default to localhost).
  • CN_SQL_DB_PORT: Port of the SQL database (default to 3306 for MySQL).
  • CN_SQL_DB_NAME: SQL database name (default to jans).
  • CN_SQL_DB_USER: User name to access the SQL database (default to jans).
  • CN_SQL_DB_DIALECT: Dialect name of the SQL (mysql for MySQL or pgsql for PostgreSQL; default to mysql).
  • CN_SQL_DB_TIMEZONE: Timezone used by the SQL database (default to UTC).
  • CN_SQL_DB_SCHEMA: Schema name used by SQL database (default to empty-string; if using MySQL, the schema name will be resolved as the database name, whereas in PostgreSQL the schema name will be resolved as "public").
  • CN_AWS_SECRETS_ENDPOINT_URL: The URL of AWS secretsmanager service (if omitted, will use the one in specified region).
  • CN_AWS_SECRETS_PREFIX: The prefix name of the secrets (default to jans).
  • CN_AWS_SECRETS_REPLICA_FILE: The location of file contains replica regions definition (if any). This file is mostly used in primary region. Example of contents of the file: [{"Region": "us-west-1"}].
  • AWS_DEFAULT_REGION: The default AWS Region to use, for example, us-west-1 or us-west-2.
  • AWS_SHARED_CREDENTIALS_FILE: The location of the shared credentials file used by the client (see
  • AWS_CONFIG_FILE: The location of the config file used by the client (see
  • AWS_PROFILE: The default profile to use, if any.
  • CN_MESSAGE_TYPE: Message provider type (one of DISABLED, POSTGRES, and REDIS; default to DISABLED).

Hybrid mapping#

As per v1.0.1, hybrid persistence supports all available persistence types. To configure hybrid persistence and its data mapping, follow steps below:

  1. Set CN_PERSISTENCE_TYPE environment variable to hybrid

  2. Set CN_HYBRID_MAPPING with the following format:

        "default": "<couchbase|ldap|spanner|sql>",
        "user": "<couchbase|ldap|spanner|sql>",
        "site": "<couchbase|ldap|spanner|sql>",
        "cache": "<couchbase|ldap|spanner|sql>",
        "token": "<couchbase|ldap|spanner|sql>",
        "session": "<couchbase|ldap|spanner|sql>",


        "default": "sql",
        "user": "spanner",
        "site": "ldap",
        "cache": "sql",
        "token": "couchbase",
        "session": "spanner",

Last update: 2024-03-01
Created: 2021-11-26