EJB Web Services Sample

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.

Installation Instructions

Online installation (requires or later):

  1. Install the sample by running the command below from the bin directory of your server installation:
    installUtility install JAXWSEJBSample

Any missing features required by the server will be installed for you.

Offline installation:

  1. Download the JAXWSEJBSample.jar using the download button at the top of the page and place it in the root of your server installation.
  2. Extract the sample into the Liberty installation by running the command below from the root of your server installation:
    java -jar JAXWSEJBSample.jar

Any missing features required by the server will need to be installed separately.

Running The Application

To run the JAXWSEJBSample application:

  1. Start the JAXWSEJBSample server by running the command below from the bin directory in the Liberty profile installation:
    server run JAXWSEJBSample
  2. Confirm the application started by looking for the following message in the log:
    CWWKZ0001I: Application JAXWSEJBSample started in XX.XX seconds.
  3. 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).
  4. 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
          • Copyright.txt
          • apps
            • JAXWSEJBSample.ear
          • bootstrap.properties
          • readme.html
          • server.xml