Can't export data from RHSSO pod in OpenShift 3.6 for migration

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  • We can not export data from a hosted RHSSO container created using an OpenShift template. The "Export and Import" chapter of the RHSSO Server Administration Guide indicates that it is possible to export data by setting the following Java system properties when starting the RHSSO instance:

    -Dkeycloak.migration.action=export \ 
    -Dkeycloak.migration.provider=singleFile \
    -Dkeycloak.migration.file=/tmp/realm-export.json \

    However, when those properties are added to the JAVA_OPTS_APPEND environment variable in the RHSSO deployment configuration, the RHSSO pod logs report the following on start up instead:

    [32m09:12:10,135 DEBUG [] (MSC service thread 1-7) Configured system properties:[Standalone] = 
    keycloak.migration.action = import
    keycloak.migration.file = /opt/eap/standalone/configuration/import-realm.json
    keycloak.migration.provider = singleFile
    keycloak.migration.strategy = IGNORE_EXISTING
    keycloak.migration.usersExportStrategy = SKIP

    Where do those import options come from and how can they be removed in order to export?


  • Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6
  • Red Hat Single Sign-On (RHSSO) 7.1

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