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JBoss xml reference


JBoss AS uses a set of custom xml descriptors which can be used to customize Enterprise applications. Today they are not used so widely as once, because they have been replaced by their equivalent annotations. Though it can be useful to have a reference to most common XML configuration file, if you need to mantain older Enterprise applications, or if you prefer to mantain your configutation separated from your code.


In this tutorial we will cover the following files:


  • jboss.xml
  • jboss-web.xml




This descriptor can be used if your EJB do not use annotations to declare themselves as EJB.

It needs to be deployed in your EJB jar ander the META-INF folder.


Here's a sample jboss.xml file which can be used to declare a Session Bean and a Message driven Bean:


Here's an advanced jboss.xml containing a cluster definition and a security domain



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