EJB Web Services Sample


The following sample demonstrates using EJB as a Web Services programming model by making use of the jaxws-2.2 feature that is included with the extended content for the Liberty Profile. Or you can create the sample yourself.


The WebSphere Application Server Liberty Profile jaxws-2.2 feature, included in the extended content for the Liberty Profile, enables you to use EJB as a Web Services programming model. With this functionality, it is easy to develop web services applications based on EJB technologies on the Liberty profile.

This sample contains a server definition that includes the jaxws-2.2, ejbLite-3.1 and other necessary features. It also contains a demo application JAXWSEJBSample.ear, which demonstrates EJB as Web Services features supported by the Liberty profile.

This sample can be installed onto runtime versions and later.


To run the JAXWSEJBSample application:

  1. Extract the sample into the Liberty installation by running the command below from the root of your server installation:
    java -jar JAXWSEJBSample.jar
  2. Start the JAXWSEJBSample server by running the command below from the bin directory in the Liberty profile installation:
    server run JAXWSEJBSample
  3. Confirm the application started by looking for the following message in the log:
    CWWKZ0001I: Application JAXWSEJBSample started in XX.XX seconds.
  4. In your browser, enter the URL for the application: http://localhost:9130/JAXWSEJBSample/ (where port 9130 assumes the httpEndpoint provided in the sample server.xml has not been modified).
  5. There are 4 scenarios for different JAX-WS features on the left of the web page. You can navigate each scenario to experience these features.


This sample requires a Liberty Profile installation that includes the jaxws-2.2 feature. The jaxws-2.2 feature is available as part of the Liberty Profile extended content.

The JAXWSEJBSample.ear file contains the source and binaries for the application, and can be used to import it to Eclipse.

Sample Structure

    • - wlp
      • - usr
        • - servers
          • - JAXWSEJBSample
            • - apps
              • - JAXWSEJBSample.ear
            • - server.xml
            • - readme.html
            • - Copyright.txt
            • - bootstrap.properties

Support Information

For further information and resources for developers using IBM WebSphere Application Server, please visit wasdev.net.