Defining an EJB web service with JBoss


  1. In the <INSTALL_DIR>/repository/eardata/platform/webservices folder, locate the namedwebservices.xml.sample file. Rename (or copy) it to namedwebservices.xml. This is the file you will edit.
  2. In namedwebservices.xml, specify each API you want to expose as a web service in an Api/Name attribute.
    Property Description
    ServiceName The name of the service that you configured using the Service Definition Framework (SDF).
    ExposedName The name that is used in the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file. This is the name that is used to call the web service programmatically. When specifying a service name for ExposedName, choose a literal that does not match any of the standard application API names.

    The exposed name must start with a lower case letter.

  3. Set the properties necessary for your application server in sandbox.cfg:
    Parameter Description
    JBOSS_DIR Set to the absolute path of the JBoss installation directory.

    Required, if building EJB web services.

    For JBoss only.

    WEBSERVICES_BUILDS Takes a comma-separated list that can include YIFWebService and SIXBeanXapiJaxWS. Defaults to YIFWebService.

    Required for EJB and JAX-WS web services, on all application servers.

  4. Save the file, navigate to the bin directory, and run the setupfiles command:
    • For UNIX/Linux: <INSTALL_DIR>/bin/
    • For Windows: <INSTALL_DIR>\bin\setupfiles.cmd
  5. Create the EAR as described in Creating the EAR on JBoss. The web services defined in the file will be built when you create the application EAR.
  6. Later, if you want to add more APIs and services as EJB Web services, repeat these steps.