Cloud Foundry Service Broker for a PostgreSQL instance
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Cloud Foundry Service Broker for a PostgreSQL instance Build Status

A Cloud Foundry Service Broker for a PostgreSQL instance built based on s3-cf-service-broker.

The broker currently publishes a single service and plan for provisioning PostgreSQL databases.


The broker uses a PostgreSQL table for it's meta data. It does not maintain an internal database so it has no dependencies besides PostgreSQL.

Capability with the Cloud Foundry service broker API is indicated by the project version number. For example, version 2.4.0 is based off the 2.4 version of the broker API.


Simply run the JAR file and provide a PostgreSQL jdbc url via the MASTER_JDBC_URL environment variable.


mvn package && MASTER_JDBC_URL=jdbcurl java -jar target/postgresql-cf-service-broker-2.4.0-SNAPSHOT.jar

In Cloud Foundry

Find out the database subnet and create a security group rule (postgresql.json):


import this into CF with:

cf create-security-group postgresql-service postgresql.json

Bind to the full cf install:

cf bind-running-security-group postgresql-service

Build the package with mvn package then push it out:

cf push postgresql-cf-service-broker -p target/postgresql-cf-service-broker-2.4.0-SNAPSHOT.jar --no-start

Export the following environment variables:

cf set-env postgresql-cf-service-broker MASTER_JDBC_URL "jdbcurl"
cf set-env postgresql-cf-service-broker JAVA_OPTS "-Dsecurity.user.password=mysecret"

Start the service broker:

cf start postgresql-cf-service-broker

Create Cloud Foundry service broker:

cf create-service-broker postgresql-cf-service-broker user mysecret

Add service broker to Cloud Foundry Marketplace:

cf enable-service-access PostgreSQL -p "Basic PostgreSQL Plan" -o ORG



You need to have a running PostgreSQL 9.x instance for this to work locally. To create an PostgreSQL database matching the MASTER_JDBC_URL in src/test/resources/

docker run  -p 5432:5432/tcp --name testpostgres --rm -e POSTGRES_DB=travis_ci_test -e  POSTGRES_PASSWORD= -e POSTGRES_USER=postgres postgres

Then run:

mvn test

In Travis CI

The configuration for the test can be found in src/test/resources/ and should match the configuration in Travis CI (.travis.yml).

Using the services in your application

Format of Credentials

The credentials provided in a bind call have the following format:


Broker Security

spring-boot-starter-security is used. See the documentation here for configuration: Spring boot security

The default password configured is "password"

Creation of PostgreSQL databases

A service provisioning call will create a PostgreSQL database. A binding call will return a database uri that can be used to connect to the database. Unbinding calls will disable the database user role and deprovisioning calls will delete all resources created.

User for Broker

An PostgreSQL user must be created for the broker. The username and password must be provided using the environment variable MASTER_JDBC_URL.

Registering a Broker with the Cloud Controller

See Managing Service Brokers.