Working with VCAP_SERVICES

Our documentation assumes that your Statica credentials are available in the form of a connection string in the STATICA_URL environment variable. On CloudFoundry based platforms like IBM Bluemix, Pivotal and RedHat Openshift this is not the case so you need slightly different code to access your Statica credentials by extracting them from the VCAP_SERVICES environment variable.

The VCAP_SERVICES entry looks like the following:




Extract the variable using the snippets below and then continue with our standard documented solutions.

In Java


String vcapServices = System.getenv("VCAP_SERVICES");
JsonRootNode root = new JdomParser().parse(vcapServices);
JsonNode mysqlNode = root.getNode("statica");
JsonNode credentials = mysqlNode.getNode(0).getNode("credentials");
String staticaURL = credentials.getStringValue("STATICA_URL");


In Ruby


credentials = proxyURL = ''
if !ENV['VCAP_SERVICES'].blank?
  JSON.parse(ENV['VCAP_SERVICES']).each do |k,v|
    if !k.scan("statica").blank?
      credentials = {|k1,v1| k1 == "credentials"}["credentials"]
      proxyURL = credentials["STATICA_URL"]


In Python


statica_service = json.loads(os.environ['VCAP_SERVICES'])['statica'][0]
credentials = statica_service['credentials']
statica_url = credentials['STATICA_URL']


In Node.js/Javascript


var vcap_services = JSON.parse(process.env.VCAP_SERVICES)
var staticaUrl = vcap_services['statica'][0].credentials.STATICA_URL




 $vcap = json_decode(getenv("VCAP_SERVICES"),true);
 $statica_env = $vcap["statica"][0]["credentials"]["STATICA_URL"];