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JBoss AS 7.1

Advanced User Guide

* support

JBossWS includes most of the WS-* specification functionalities through the integration with Apache CXF. In particular, the whole WS-Security Policy framework is fully supported, enabling full contract driven configuration of complex features like WS-Security.

In details information available further down in this documentation book.

JAXB Introductions

As Kohsuke Kawaguchi wrote on his blog, one common complaint from the JAXB users is the lack of support for binding 3rd party classes. The scenario is this: you are trying to annotate your classes with JAXB annotations to make it XML bindable, but some of the classes are coming from libraries and JDK, and thus you cannot put necessary JAXB annotations on it.

To solve this JAXB has been designed to provide hooks for programmatic introduction of annotations to the runtime.

This is currently leveraged by the JBoss JAXB Introductions project, using which users can define annotations in XML and make JAXB see those as if those were in the class files (perhaps coming from 3rd party libraries).

Take a look at the JAXB Introductions page on the wiki and at the examples in the sources.

Address rewrite

JBossWS allows users to configure the soap:address attribute in the wsdl contract of deployed services.

Server configuration options

The configuration options are part of the webservices subsystem section of the JBoss Application Server 7 domain model.

<subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:webservices:1.1" xmlns:javaee="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"

If the content of <soap:address> in the wsdl is a valid URL, JBossWS will not rewrite it unless modify-wsdl-address is true. If the content of <soap:address> is not a valid URL instead, JBossWS will always rewrite it using the attribute values given below. Please note that the variable ${jboss.bind.address} can be used to set the address which the application is bound to at each startup.

The wsdl-secure-port and wsdl-port attributes are used to explicitly define the ports to be used for rewriting the SOAP address. If these attributes are not set, the ports will be identified by querying the list of installed connectors. If multiple connectors are found the port of the first connector is used.

Dynamic rewrite

When the application server is bound to multiple addresses or non-trivial real-world network architectures cause request for different external addresses to hit the same endpoint, a static rewrite of the soap:address may not be enough. JBossWS allows for both the soap:address in the wsdl and the wsdl address in the console to be rewritten with the host use in the client request. This way, users always get the right wsdl address assuming they're connecting to an instance having the endpoint they're looking for. To trigger this behaviour, the jbossws.undefined.host value has to be specified for the wsdl-host element.


Of course, when a confidential transport address is required, the addresses are always rewritten using https protocol and the port currently configured for the https/ssl connector.

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