JAX-WS integration with spring

In this article,
we will discuss about creating a web service using JAX-WS and we will inject a bean using spring’s popular concept called Dependency injection.

Requirement:

Create a web service which can print some message and use JAX-WS with Spring to achieve it.

Step 1

Create a new maven web project

Step 2

Update pom.xml with the below dependencies

  1. <project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
  2.          xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  3.          xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
  4.   <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
  5.   <groupId>JAXWSSpringIntegration</groupId>
  6.   <artifactId>JAXWSSpringIntegration</artifactId>
  7.   <packaging>war</packaging>
  8.   <version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version>
  9.   <name>JAXWSSpringIntegration Maven Webapp</name>
  10.   <url>http://maven.apache.org</url>
  11.        <properties>
  12.         <spring.version>4.2.0.RELEASE</spring.version>
  13.     </properties>
  14.  
  15.  <dependencies>
  16.  
  17.     <dependency>
  18.              <groupId>junit</groupId>
  19.              <artifactId>junit</artifactId>
  20.              <version>3.8.1</version>
  21.              <scope>test</scope>
  22.     </dependency>
  23.  
  24.     <dependency>
  25.         <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
  26.             <artifactId>spring-core</artifactId>
  27.         <version>${spring.version}</version>
  28.     </dependency>
  29.  
  30.     <dependency>
  31.         <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
  32.         <artifactId>spring-context</artifactId>
  33.         <version>${spring.version}</version>
  34.      </dependency>
  35.  
  36.      <dependency>
  37.          <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
  38.          <artifactId>spring-web</artifactId>
  39.          <version>${spring.version}</version>
  40.      </dependency>
  41.  
  42.      <dependency>
  43.          <groupId>org.jvnet.jax-ws-commons.spring</groupId>
  44.          <artifactId>jaxws-spring</artifactId>
  45.          <version>1.9</version>
  46.      </dependency>
  47.  
  48.   </dependencies>
  49.  
  50.   <build>
  51.     <finalName>JAXWSSpringIntegration</finalName>
  52.   </build>
  53.  
  54. </project>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
         xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
         xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/maven-v4_0_0.xsd">
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
  <groupId>JAXWSSpringIntegration</groupId>
  <artifactId>JAXWSSpringIntegration</artifactId>
  <packaging>war</packaging>
  <version>0.0.1-SNAPSHOT</version>
  <name>JAXWSSpringIntegration Maven Webapp</name>
  <url>http://maven.apache.org</url>
       <properties>
		<spring.version>4.2.0.RELEASE</spring.version>
	</properties>

 <dependencies>

    <dependency>
             <groupId>junit</groupId>
             <artifactId>junit</artifactId>
             <version>3.8.1</version>
             <scope>test</scope>
    </dependency>

    <dependency>
	    <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
            <artifactId>spring-core</artifactId>
	    <version>${spring.version}</version>
    </dependency>

    <dependency>
	    <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
	    <artifactId>spring-context</artifactId>
	    <version>${spring.version}</version>
     </dependency>

     <dependency>
	     <groupId>org.springframework</groupId>
   	     <artifactId>spring-web</artifactId>
	     <version>${spring.version}</version>
     </dependency>

     <dependency>
	     <groupId>org.jvnet.jax-ws-commons.spring</groupId>
	     <artifactId>jaxws-spring</artifactId>
	     <version>1.9</version>
     </dependency>

  </dependencies>

  <build>
    <finalName>JAXWSSpringIntegration</finalName>
  </build>

</project>


We have added dependency for JAX-WS with spring and also spring related dependencies

Step 3

Create Spring beans

  1. package com.kb.bo;
  2.  
  3. public interface GreetingBO {
  4.     public String greeting();
  5.  
  6. }
  7.  
  8. package com.kb.bo.impl;
  9.  
  10. import com.kb.bo.GreetingBO;
  11.  
  12. public class GreetingBOImpl implements GreetingBO{
  13.  
  14.     public String greeting() {
  15.         return "Welcome to Spring JAX-WS integration";
  16.     }
  17. }
package com.kb.bo;

public interface GreetingBO {
	public String greeting();

}

package com.kb.bo.impl;

import com.kb.bo.GreetingBO;

public class GreetingBOImpl implements GreetingBO{

	public String greeting() {
		return "Welcome to Spring JAX-WS integration";
	}
}


Step 4

Create a JAX-WS web service

  1. package com.kb.ws;
  2.  
  3. import javax.jws.WebMethod;
  4. import javax.jws.WebService;
  5.  
  6. import com.kb.bo.GreetingBO;
  7.  
  8. @WebService(serviceName="MyJaxWSWebService")
  9. public class MyJaxWSWebService{
  10.  
  11.     private GreetingBO greetingBo;
  12.    
  13.     @WebMethod(operationName="greeting")
  14.     public String greeting() {
  15.         return greetingBo.greeting();
  16.     }
  17.  
  18.     @WebMethod(exclude=true)
  19.     public void setGreetingBo(GreetingBO greetingBo) {
  20.         this.greetingBo = greetingBo;
  21.     }
  22. }
package com.kb.ws;

import javax.jws.WebMethod;
import javax.jws.WebService;

import com.kb.bo.GreetingBO;

@WebService(serviceName="MyJaxWSWebService")
public class MyJaxWSWebService{

	private GreetingBO greetingBo;
	
	@WebMethod(operationName="greeting")
	public String greeting() {
		return greetingBo.greeting();
	}

	@WebMethod(exclude=true)
	public void setGreetingBo(GreetingBO greetingBo) {
		this.greetingBo = greetingBo;
	}
}


Step 5

Create a Spring bean configuration file

applicationContext.xml

  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  2. <beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
  3.        xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  4.        xmlns:ws="http://jax-ws.dev.java.net/spring/core"
  5.        xmlns:wss="http://jax-ws.dev.java.net/spring/servlet"
  6.        xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans
  7.       http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-2.5.xsd
  8.       http://jax-ws.dev.java.net/spring/core
  9.       http://jax-ws.java.net/spring/core.xsd
  10.       http://jax-ws.dev.java.net/spring/servlet
  11.       http://jax-ws.java.net/spring/servlet.xsd">
  12.  
  13. <!-- Bind the Url pattern with the web service -->
  14.     <wss:binding url="/greeting">
  15.         <wss:service>
  16.             <ws:service bean="#myJaxWSWebServiceBean"/>
  17.         </wss:service>
  18.     </wss:binding>
  19.  
  20.     <!-- Web service bean -->
  21.     <bean id="myJaxWSWebServiceBean" class="com.kb.ws.MyJaxWSWebService">
  22.         <property name="greetingBo" ref="greetingBo" />
  23.     </bean>
  24.  
  25.     <bean id="greetingBo" class="com.kb.bo.impl.GreetingBOImpl" />
  26.  
  27. </beans>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
       xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
       xmlns:ws="http://jax-ws.dev.java.net/spring/core"
       xmlns:wss="http://jax-ws.dev.java.net/spring/servlet"
       xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans
       http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans-2.5.xsd
       http://jax-ws.dev.java.net/spring/core 
       http://jax-ws.java.net/spring/core.xsd
       http://jax-ws.dev.java.net/spring/servlet 
       http://jax-ws.java.net/spring/servlet.xsd">

<!-- Bind the Url pattern with the web service -->
    <wss:binding url="/greeting">
        <wss:service>
            <ws:service bean="#myJaxWSWebServiceBean"/>
        </wss:service>
    </wss:binding>

    <!-- Web service bean -->
    <bean id="myJaxWSWebServiceBean" class="com.kb.ws.MyJaxWSWebService">
    	<property name="greetingBo" ref="greetingBo" />
    </bean>

    <bean id="greetingBo" class="com.kb.bo.impl.GreetingBOImpl" />

</beans>


We need to bind the URL pattern to our web service in this file

We have achieved the same using below lines

  1. <wss:binding url="/greeting">
  2.         <wss:service>
  3.             <ws:service bean="#myJaxWSWebServiceBean"/>
  4.         </wss:service>
  5.     </wss:binding>
<wss:binding url="/greeting">
        <wss:service>
            <ws:service bean="#myJaxWSWebServiceBean"/>
        </wss:service>
    </wss:binding>


We have defined the URL pattern as “/greeting” and provided the web service bean “myJaxWSWebServiceBean” to bind it with this pattern.

myJaxWSWebServiceBean is pointing to our actual web service class

We have defined a bean “greetingBo” by pointing it to its implementation class

We have also injected the business object “greetingBo“ in the web service bean “myJaxWSWebServiceBean

Step 6

Web.xml configuration

  1. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  2. <web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  3.          xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee"
  4.          xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee
  5.        http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_3_0.xsd" id="WebApp_ID" version="3.0">
  6.   <display-name>JAXWS-Spring-Integration</display-name>
  7.  
  8.    <servlet>
  9.         <servlet-name>jaxws-spring-servlet</servlet-name>
  10.          <servlet-class>
  11.             com.sun.xml.ws.transport.http.servlet.WSSpringServlet
  12.           </servlet-class>
  13.    </servlet>
  14.  
  15.    <servlet-mapping>
  16.                 <servlet-name>jaxws-spring-servlet</servlet-name>
  17.                 <url-pattern>/jaxws-spring</url-pattern>
  18.    </servlet-mapping>
  19.  
  20.          <!-- Register Spring Listener -->
  21.     <listener>
  22.  
  23.         <listener-class>org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener</listener-class>
  24.     </listener>
  25. </web-app>
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" 
         xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" 
         xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee 
        http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_3_0.xsd" id="WebApp_ID" version="3.0">
  <display-name>JAXWS-Spring-Integration</display-name>

   <servlet>
    	<servlet-name>jaxws-spring-servlet</servlet-name>
    	 <servlet-class>
    		com.sun.xml.ws.transport.http.servlet.WSSpringServlet
    	  </servlet-class>
   </servlet>

   <servlet-mapping>
                <servlet-name>jaxws-spring-servlet</servlet-name>
                <url-pattern>/jaxws-spring</url-pattern>
   </servlet-mapping>

         <!-- Register Spring Listener -->
    <listener>

        <listener-class>org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener</listener-class> 
    </listener> 
</web-app>


In this file we have mapped the URL “/jaxws-spring” to “com.sun.xml.ws.transport.http.servlet.WSSpringServlet

This will enable our web service to receive resource injection through Spring

We have also added a listener “org.springframework.web.context.ContextLoaderListener” which will load the spring application context and instantiate all the beans configured.

Step 7

Generate war file from the project Deploy the same in Tomcat

Check spring-mvc-hello-world-project for how to do it

Step 8

Start the server and access the below URL

http://localhost:8080/JAXWSSpringIntegration/ jaxws-spring

We can find the WSDL with below URL

http://localhost:8080/JAXWSSpringIntegration/ jaxws-spring?wsdl

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