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Configure the CData JDBC Driver for Authorize.Net in a Connection Pool in Tomcat

Connect to Authorize.Net data from a connection pool in Tomcat.

The CData JDBC Drivers support standard JDBC interfaces to integrate with Web applications running on the JVM. This article details how to connect to Authorize.Net data from a connection pool in Tomcat.

Connect to Authorize.Net Data through a Connection Pool in Tomcat

  1. Copy the CData JAR and CData .lic file to $CATALINA_HOME/lib. The CData JAR is located in the lib subfolder of the installation directory.
  2. Add a definition of the resource to the context. Specify the JDBC URL here.

    You can obtain the necessary connection properties on the Security Settings -> General Settings page after logging into your Merchant Account.

    • UseSandbox: The Authorize.Net API to be used to process transactions. If you are using a production account, this property can be left blank. If you are using a developer test account, set this to 'TRUE'.
    • LoginID: The API login Id associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions. Note that this value is not the same as the login Id that you use to log in to the Merchant Interface.
    • TransactionKey: The transaction key associated with your payment gateway account. This property is used to authenticate that you are authorized to submit website transactions.

    Built-in Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Authorize.Net JDBC Driver. Either double-click the JAR file or execute the jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.authorizenet.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

    You can see the JDBC URL specified in the resource definition below.

    <Resource name="jdbc/authorizenet" auth="Container" type="javax.sql.DataSource" driverClassName="cdata.jdbc.authorizenet.AuthorizeNetDriver" factory="org.apache.tomcat.jdbc.pool.DataSourceFactory" url="jdbc:authorizenet:LoginId=MyLoginId;TransactionKey=MyTransactionKey;" maxActive="20" maxIdle="10" maxWait="-1" />

    To allow a single application to access Authorize.Net data, add the code above to the context.xml in the application's META-INF directory.

    For a shared resource configuration, add the code above to the context.xml located in $CATALINA_BASE/conf. A shared resource configuration provides connectivity to Authorize.Net for all applications.

  3. Add a reference to the resource to the web.xml for the application. Authorize.Net data JSP jdbc/AuthorizeNet javax.sql.DataSource Container
  4. Initialize connections from the connection pool: Context initContext = new InitialContext(); Context envContext = (Context)initContext.lookup("java:/comp/env"); DataSource ds = (DataSource)envContext.lookup("jdbc/AuthorizeNet"); Connection conn = ds.getConnection();

More Tomcat Integration

The steps above show how to connect to Authorize.Net data in a simple connection pooling scenario. For more use cases and information, see the JNDI Datasource How-To in the Tomcat documentation.