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MySQL Connector/J 8.0 Developer Guide  /  Connector/J Installation

Chapter 4 Connector/J Installation

You can install the Connector/J package using either a binary or source distribution. While the binary distribution provides the easiest method for installation, the source distribution lets you customize your installation. Both types of distributions are available from the Connector/J Download page. The source code for Connector/J is also available on GitHub at

Connector/J is also available as a Maven artifact in the Central Repository. See Section 4.2, “Installing Connector/J Using Maven” for details.

If you are upgrading from a previous version, read the upgrade information in Section 4.4, “Upgrading from an Older Version” before continuing.


You may also need to install the following third-party libraries on your system for Connector/J 8.0 to work:

  • Protocol Buffers (required for using X DevAPI)

  • Simple Logging Facade API (required for using the logging capabilities provided by the default implementation of org.slf4j.Logger.Slf4JLogger by Connector/J)

These and other third-party libraries are required for building Connector/J from source (see the section for more information on the required libraries, including the required versions).