Apache Aries JAX RS Whiteboard

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JAX-RS Whiteboard

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Aries JAX-RS Whiteboard is the reference implementation of the OSGi JAX-RS Services Whiteboard 1.0.


The whiteboard is configured using configuration admin.

org.apache.aries.jax.rs.whiteboard.defaultDefault JAX-RS Whiteboard instance
org.apache.aries.jax.rs.whiteboardFactory PID for creating additional JAX-RS Whiteboard instances
enabledtrueEnable or disable the whiteboard instance
default.application.base/Base for default application
application.base.prefix""Prefix for application base
osgi.http.whiteboard.target(osgi.http.endpoint=*)Select the http whiteboard service if there are several
osgi.http.whiteboard.context.selectnew context per applicationSelect the http whiteboard context to be used
servlet.init.hide-service-list-pagetrueHide the CXF service list
replace.loopback.address.with.localhostfalseReplace loopback addresses by localhost (e.g. by UriBuilder)
application.ready.service.filterA service that must be present in order for applications to get started

properties existing in the application service, as those in the whiteboard configuration, are used when the servlet contexts and servlets are registered.

Proprietary PropertyDefaultDescription
org.apache.aries.jax.rs.whiteboard.application.scopedfalseMarks a resource prototype service as application scoped


The integrations folder contains OSGi enabled integrations for a variety of useful libraries that you might want to use with JAX-RS. In many cases these are just adding OSGi lifecycle and configuration to existing JAX-RS enabled libraries.


Execute the maven tasks mvn clean install.

Running the Example

The file jax-rs.example/target/aries-jaxrs-whiteboard-example.jar should have been created.

Execute the following command:

java -jar jax-rs.example/target/aries-jaxrs-whiteboard-example.jar

then open a browser to http://localhost:8080/{name}


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