Configuring Play Framework Service Connections

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Cloud Foundry provides support for connecting a Play Framework application to services such as MySQL, and Postgres. In many cases, a Play Framework application running on Cloud Foundry can automatically detect and configure connections to services.


By default, Cloud Foundry will detect service connections in a Play Framework application and configure them to use the credentials provided in the Cloud Foundry environment. Auto-configuration will only happen if there is a single service of any of the supported types - MySQL or Postgres.