With the release of Appian 16.1, users are able to configure data sources in the Admin Console. If the connection string and username/password are defined correctly in the data source in the Admin Console, users should have no trouble performing database-related operations inside of Appian. Even if there is a data source with the same JNDI name configured directly in the application server with a different connection string/incorrect username or password, there will be no loss of functionality in the front end.
That being said, if an application server data source with the same JNDI name as an Admin Console data source has an incorrect connection string/username/password, users may see errors in the logs related to authentication failing/incorrect username or password for that data source.
A scenario where this issue could occur is as follows:
This issue has been reported to the Appian product team. The reference number for this issue is AN-71183.
There are two ways to overcome this issue:
This article applies to Appian 16.1 and later.
Last Reviewed: March 2017
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