Tamaya Remote Configuration (Extension Module)


The Tamaya remote module provides support for reading configuration from remote resources. It provides especially out-of-the-box support for reading scoped configuration from a configuration server as provided with the Tamaya server 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:


Reading Remote configuration from a Tamaya Configuration Server

The remote module allows reading JSON formatted onfiguration as provided by the Tamaya server extension . The JSON format used looks as follows:

  "java.vendor.url": "http://java.oracle.com/",
  "java.vendor.url.bug": "http://bugreport.sun.com/bugreport/",
  "java.vm.info": "mixed mode",
  "java.vm.name": "Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM",
  "java.vm.specification.name": "Java Virtual Machine Specification",
  "java.vm.specification.vendor": "Oracle Corporation",
  "java.vm.specification.version": "1.8",
  "java.vm.vendor": "Oracle Corporation",
  "java.vm.version": "25.45-b02",
  "sun.arch.data.model": "64",
  "sun.boot.class.path": "C:\apps\jdk18\jre\lib\resources.jar;C:\apps\jdk18\jre\lib\rt.jar;C:\apps\jdk18\jre\lib\sunrsasign.jar;C:\apps\jdk18\jre\lib\jsse.jar;C:\apps\jdk18\jre\lib\jce.jar;C:\apps\jdk18\jre\lib\charsets.jar;C:\apps\jdk18\jre\lib\jfr.jar;C:\apps\jdk18\jre\classes",
  "sun.boot.library.path": "C:\apps\jdk18\jre\bin",
  "sun.cpu.endian": "little",
  "sun.cpu.isalist": "amd64",
  "sun.desktop": "windows",
  "sun.io.unicode.encoding": "UnicodeLittle",
  "sun.java.command": "com.intellij.rt.execution.application.AppMain org.apache.tamaya.examples.remote.server.Start",
  "sun.java.launcher": "SUN_STANDARD",
  "sun.jnu.encoding": "Cp1252",
  "sun.management.compiler": "HotSpot 64-Bit Tiered Compilers",
  "sun.os.patch.level": "",
  "{meta}class": "org.apache.tamaya.functions.FilteredConfiguration",
  "{meta}info.filter": "java.v,sun",
  "{meta}info.format": "application/json",
  "{meta}info.timestamp": "1441463200571",
  "{meta}timestamp": "1441463200571",
  "{meta}type": "Configuration"

Basically there are no constraints about they keys provided. By default Tamaya uses keys prefixed with {xxx} to identify meta-data entries, but this is not a required precondition.

Finally such a remote configuration can be easily integrated by inheriting from the provided base class. Hereby a default ordinal must be defined and the protected Collection<URL> getAccessURLs() method must be implemented to define the URL from where the configuration should be accessible. Hereby multiple URLs can be provided, which are accesed in order as provided by the collection’s iterator. The first URL that is successfully accessed determines the configuration read and imported into the PropertySource.

public class RemotePropertySource extends BaseRemotePropertySource{
    /** Current remote property source default ordinal. */
    private static final int REMOTE_ORDINAL = 15000;

    public int getDefaultOrdinal(){
        return REMOTE_ORDINAL;

    protected Collection<URL> getAccessURLs() {
        try {
            String configServerUrl = System.getenv("CONFIG_SERVER");
                configServerUrl = System.getProperty("configServer");
                configServerUrl = "http://localhost:8888/config?scope=CLIENT&scopeId={clientId}&format=application/json";
            System.out.println("Reading config from " + configServerUrl.replace("{clientId}", Client.getClientId()));
            return Arrays.asList(new URL[]{new URL(configServerUrl.replace("{clientId}", Client.getClientId()))});
        } catch (MalformedURLException e) {
            Logger.getLogger(getClass().getName()).log(Level.WARNING, "Failed to configure remote config location,", e);
            return Collections.emptySet();

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