How do I access the specific driver Connection with JBoss ?

If you need to access to the specific driver connection (for example the OracleConnection instead of the java.sql.Connection) then you need to use the WrappedConnection object and get its underlying connection:

Connection c = dataSource.getConnection();
org.jboss.resource.adapter.jdbc.WrappedConnection wc = (WrappedConnection) c;
OracleConnection ajc = (OracleConnection ) wc.getUnderlyingConnection();

Please note this class is available in the ironjacamar-jdbc-1.x.xx.Final.jar module which is included in WildFly / JBoss EAP distribution.

Another option is to call via reflection the getUnderlyingConnection method. Here’s an example for Oracle:

public static OracleConnection getOracleConnection(Connection conFromPool)
throws SQLException {

  try {
    Class[] parms = null;
    Method method =
    return (OracleConnection) method.invoke(conFromPool, parms);

  } catch (InvocationTargetException ite) {
    throw new SQLException(ite.getMessage());
  } catch (Exception e) {
    throw new SQLException(e.getMessage());