JDBC OCI : no ocijdbc11 in java.library.path

Why?

I was task to create a web based password change utility application recently. The database server is oracle. Oracle offers a way to do this through its OCI APIs. Code snippet using JDBC and OCI:

 Properties props = new Properties();
 props.put("user", userId);
 props.put("password", oldPassword);
 props.put("OCINewPassword", newPassword);
 String url = "jdbc:oracle:oci:@myhost:1521:orcl";
 
  try (OracleConnection con = 
        (OracleConnection) 
         DriverManager.getConnection(url, props)) {
	if(con != null){
	    warning = (con.getWarnings() != null)? 
                  con.getWarnings().toString(): "SUCCESS";
	} 
  } catch (Exception e) {
			logger.
            info("Exception occurred while tyring to change users password : ",e);
			warning = e.getMessage();
  }

  return warning;

Problem

This all worked fine using my windows 7 machine. The problem came when I deployed to a linux environment. I received an UnsatisfiedLinkError exception.

Solution

I found out that OCI APIs uses native code to communicate with Oracle. On my windows 7 box, I had ORACLE_HOME set in my environment variables. On the linux machine, I didn't.

To solve the problem, you would need to download instant client from Oracle. Download the appropriate zip(32/64 bit) file for your distribution. I use TomEE as an application server. Create a setenv.sh file in TomEE_HOME/bin and add the following to it.
 

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$CATALINA_HOME/lib 

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH 

 

Put all the native library files you get from instant client in CATALINA_HOME/lib and restart your server. This will solve your issue.

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