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CXF OSGI Example using Blueprint
A simple example which receives web service calls (via a CXF consumer, using bean binding)
and writes these requests into the file system. It's not a very useful use case, but the goal
of this example is to show you how you can use the CXF consumer component in an OSGI
environment with the OSGI HTTP service. If your target container is Apache Karaf or Apache
ServiceMix, you can use PAX Web to setup and start an OSGI HTTP service. All Camel
bundles using a Camel CXF consumer can use this HTTP service without needing to start
individual Jetty instances. Another advantage is that all provided services can now share
the same port.
You will need to compile this example first:
mvn install
To run the example on Apache ServiceMix 4.x or Apache Karaf 2.2.5 or better
1) launch the server
Note for Karaf 2.2.5 onwards:
a) copy the etc/ to override the existing etc/ file
2) Add features required
features:addUrl mvn:org.apache.camel.karaf/apache-camel/${version}/xml/features
features:install war
features:install cxf
features:install camel-jaxb
features:install camel-cxf
3) Deploy the example
osgi:install -s mvn:org.apache.camel/camel-example-cxf-blueprint/${version}
4) Verify that your service is available using the following url in the browser.
We assume you're using Karaf's default PAX Web configuration which uses
port 8181 for http. If you would like to use another port or https, change the configuration in
${KARAF_HOME}/etc/org.ops4j.pax.web.cfg. The immediate extension after the hostname and port ("cxf" in
the below URL) is configured via the org.apache.cxf.osgi.cfg file (Please see for more information on PAX Web).
5) Start SOAPUI (2.x or later)
Create a new project called camel-example-cxf-osgi
Point to the following url: http://localhost:8181/cxf/camel-example-cxf-blueprint/webservices/incident?wsdl
Open the request 1 (under camel-example-cxf-blueprint --> ReportIncidentBinding --> ReportIncident) and copy/paste a SOAP
message generated by the unit test, for example:
<soap:Envelope xmlns:soap="">
<soap:Header />
<ns2:inputReportIncident xmlns:ns2="">
<details>Bla bla</details>
<phone>0049 69 1234567</phone>
6) Check the file system
Check the folder "target/inbox/" in the Karaf base directory to see that a message has arrived.
This example is described in more detail at
If you hit any problems please let us know on the Camel Forums
Please help us make Apache Camel better - we appreciate any feedback you may
have. Enjoy!
The Camel Riders!