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CAVEAT: for most recently updated area here search for "2024"!


$ unzip …/master.zip
$ cd hbc4java-master
# you will need a Java SDK and a g++ compiler
$ ant dist
$ ll dist

I copied the entire compiled tree to my NAS web server (/volume1/web), so I can browse the javadoc etc. like this:


2024: no hibiscus-server for Postbank without desktop hibiscus operating on the same database[edit]

"desktop hibiscus" actually means "the hibiscus plugin within desktop jameica".

The Postbank HBCI/FinTS framework goes into a confirmation dialogue once in a while, and hibiscus-server cannot solve that on its own. Only desktop hibiscus can help. hibiscus-server and hibiscus must run on the same database for that purpose, and this can only be on (MySQL resp.) MariaDB.

Only the "nightlies" use MariaDB (at least regarding hibiscus-server), and in 2024 nobody want to use MySQL any longer.

How to tell desktop hibiscus, which database to use?

  • ~/.jameica.properties
    • points to ~/Library/jameica
  • ~/Library/jameica/cfg/de.willuhn.jameica.hbci.rmi.HBCIDBService.properties
    • content can be copied (and adapted!!!) from hibiscus-server-2.11.0-132/cfg/de.willuhn.jameica.hbci.rmi.HBCIDBService.properties

desktop hibiscus actually offers your "Create Bank Connection", after re-installing the hibiscus plugin.

hibiscus within the Jameica desktop application[edit]


running hibiscus-server on a Synology DiskStation[edit]

rcjameica is the perfect way to control your hibiscus-server. The conditio sine qua non is a functional /etc/rc.status (from openSUSE). (I simply removed the code chunk from it, that makes use of /usr/bin/mountpoint.)

If you got rcjameica running, execute it like this:

USER@DiskStation999 $ ~/hibiscus-server-2.6.11/rcjameica {start|stop|restart|status}

If you do not have a functional rcjameica, then execute jameicaserver.sh instead:

USER@DiskStation999 $ ~/hibiscus-server-2.6.11/jameicaserver.sh

It is also writing its output to ~/.jameica/jameica.log, so don't mind capturing it yourself.

In order to disconnect the script resp. the server from the console simply background it:

^Z # suspend the utility running
USER@DiskStation999 $ bg # background it

In order to take it down:

USER@DiskStation999 $ pstree -p # find the java process just beneath hibiscus-server
USER@DiskStation999 $ kill THAT_PROCESS

when you find your hibscus server hanging[edit]

Sometimes I find a series of this message in my ~/.jameica/jameica.log :

synchronization already running, cancel current run

If it is a series (and not just a single occurrence), the software is presumably dead-locked, and you may want to create the Java process's thread dump as described here (the Java runtime system dumps its thread tree to stdout, if it receives SIGQUIT):

story: running "Hibiscus Payment-Server" on a Synology DiskStation[edit]

yes, I know, I should purge this.

  • http://Jochen.Hayek.name/wp/blog-en/2015/02/12/hibiscus-payment-server-synology-diskstation/
  • http://willuhn.de/products/hibiscus-server/
  • https://www.synology.com/en-global/releaseNote/JavaManager
  • Synology's JavaManager assists in installing Oracle's JVM successfully
  • I succeeded running the hibiscus server shell script to start the hibiscus server
  • I have operated the hibiscus server successfully for months now on openSUSE VMs
  • my previous self-installed Oracle JVM were unsuccessful attempts
  • just as I operated the openSUSE based hibiscus servers, the Synology BusyBox+IPKG based hibiscus server seems to run stably and successfully for now
  • i.e. "all" my bank accounts, that I can communicate with through HBCI/FinTS, are now getting synchronised to databases on my local NAS twice an hour (or as often as I want); this synchronisation happens independently of any desktop or notebook PC being online
  • another piece of software (developed by myself) dumps these databases to CSV-like bank statement text files, and informs me of changes to them through XMPP AKA Jabber communication
  • corruption of the hibiscus-server databases does not hurt me at all – it is only a means to communicate with the banks – it's just that the bank-enforced HBCI/FinTS communication isn't stateless and stores records on databases   – everything I need in the end are the CSV-like text files – setting up the bank account details on hibiscus-server is a piece of cake

which database to use[edit]

öffne die Datei "cfg/de.willuhn.jameica.hbci.rmi.HBCIDBService.properties" in einem Texteditor und passe die Zugangsdaten zur Datenbank an:
-> /usr/local/hibiscus-server/cfg/de.willuhn.jameica.hbci.rmi.HBCIDBService.properties
Wenn Du keine externe Datenbank nutzen möchtest, dann lösche einfach diese Konfigurationsdatei. 
Der Server wird beim ersten Start automatisch eine verschlüsselte Embedded-Datenbank (H2) erstellen. 


hibiscus with MySQL resp MariaDB[edit]

hibiscus with H2[edit]