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Hot Rod URI

Traditionally, the Java Hot Rod client has always been configured either via a properties file or through a programmatic builder API.

While both approaches offer a great amount of flexibility, they always felt a bit too complex for straightforward scenarios.

Starting with Infinispan 11 you will be able to specify the connection to an Infinispan Server via a URI, just like you’d connect to a database via a JDBC driver URL.

The Hot Rod URI allows you to specify the addresses of the server cluster, authentication parameters and any other property in a simple compact String format.

The URI specification is:


  • the protocol can be either hotrod (plain, unencrypted) or hotrods (TLS/SSL, encrypted)

  • if username and password are specified, they will be used to authenticate with the server

  • one or more addresses. If a port is not specified, the default 11222 will be used

  • zero or more properties, without the infinispan.client.hotrod prefix, through which you can configure all other aspects such as connection pooling, authentication mechanisms, near caching, etc.

Here are some examples:


simple connection to a server running on localhost using the default port


authenticated connection to infinispan-host-1 and infinispan-host-2 with explicit port


TLS/SSL connection to infinispan-host-1 using the default port and with custom connection and socket timeouts

The URI format can also be used as a starting point in your usual properties file or API configuration and further enriched using the traditional methods:

ConfigurationBuilder builder = new ConfigurationBuilder()

We hope this makes configuration simpler.

Happy coding!

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Tristan Tarrant

Tristan has been leading the Infinispan Engineering Team at Red Hat for the past five years as well as being Principal Architect for Red Hat Data Grid. He’s been a passionate open-source advocate and contributor for nearly three decades.