Integration with consul (Extension Module)


The Tamaya consul integration module provides different artifacts which allows integration of Apachae Tamaya configuration with consul. Basically the module supports read-only integration (as a ConsulPropertySource as well as a support for MutableConfiguration as defined by the tamaya-mutable-config extension module.


The module is based on Java 7, so it will not run on Java 7 and beyond.


To benefit from configuration builder support you only must add the corresponding dependency to your module:


The Extensions Provided

Consul integration comes basically with 2 artifacts:

  • The org.apache.tamaya.etcd.ConsulPropertySource is a PropertySource with a default ordinal of 100 and the name 'consul', which is automatically registered.

  • If the tamaya-mutable-config module is loaded it is possible to write property values back into the consul cluster, by accessing a MutableConfiguration using the URI config:consul.

The ConsulPropertySource

The ConsulPropertySource is automatically registered and allows the consul servers to be used to be configured. This enables to use e.g. in Docker environments the docker environment configuration mechanisms to configure Tamaya running in microservice containers to connect with the according consul cluster:

  • The property source reads the tamaya.consul.urls system and environment property to evaluate possible etcd servers (comma separated), which can be connected to. On error the API just performs a Round-Robin through the list of configured servers. Without any configuration is used. If no connection to any consul server can be established a warning will be logged, but deployment will not fail.

  • The ConsulPropertySource finally also allows the values read from the consul cluster to be mapped to prefixed context. This can be activated by setting the -Dtamaya.consul.prefix=<PREFIX> system property. E.g. when the prefix is set to cluster-config. a consul key of host:known/all is mapped to

Last updated 2016-07-13 23:25:59 +02:00

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