Install Oracle Database client files for Apache Tomcat

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

If you want your Java application to be able to connect to a full featured and functional Oracle Database, please follow the steps below.

  • Stop the Tomcat server:

      $ sudo installdir/ stop tomcat
  • Download the corresponding JDBC drivers for Oracle Database from the Oracle official website. Pay attention to the server version. For example, for a 11g Release 2 server, you will need OJDBC6.jar.

  • Unzip it and place it under the folder installdir/apache-tomcat/lib/ext

  • Start the Tomcat server again:

      $ sudo installdir/ start tomcat
Last modification April 8, 2020