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    The ejb-in-ear quickstart demonstrates how to deploy an EAR archive that contains a JSF WAR and an EJB JAR.

    What is it?

    The ejb-in-ear quickstart demonstrates the deployment of an EAR artifact to JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Server. The EAR contains a JSF WAR and an EJB JAR.

    This example consists of the following Maven projects, each with a shared parent.

    Project Description


    This project contains the EJB code and can be built independently to produce the JAR archive.


    This project contains the JSF pages and the managed bean.


    This project builds the EAR artifact and pulls in the EJB and web artifacts.

    The root pom.xml builds each of the subprojects in the above order and deploys the EAR archive to the server.

    The example follows the common "Hello World" pattern, using the following workflow.

    1. A JSF page asks for a user name.

    2. On clicking Greet, the name is sent to a managed bean named Greeter.

    3. On setting the name, the Greeter invokes the GreeterEJB, which was injected to the managed bean. Notice the field is annotated with @EJB.

    4. The response from invoking the GreeterEJB is stored in a field (message) of the managed bean.

    5. The managed bean is annotated as @SessionScoped, so the same managed bean instance is used for the entire session. This ensures that the message is available when the page reloads and is displayed to the user.

    System Requirements

    The application this project produces is designed to be run on JBoss Enterprise Application Platform Server 7.2 or later.

    All you need to build this project is Java 8.0 (Java SDK 1.8) or later and Maven 3.3.1 or later. See Configure Maven to Build and Deploy the Quickstarts to make sure you are configured correctly for testing the quickstarts.

    Use of EAP_HOME

    In the following instructions, replace EAP_HOME with the actual path to your JBoss EAP installation. The installation path is described in detail here: Use of EAP_HOME and JBOSS_HOME Variables.

    Start the JBoss EAP Standalone Server

    1. Open a terminal and navigate to the root of the JBoss EAP directory.

    2. Start the JBoss EAP server with the default profile by typing the following command.

      $ EAP_HOME/bin/ 
      For Windows, use the EAP_HOME\bin\standalone.bat script.

    Build and Deploy the Quickstart

    1. Make sure you start the JBoss EAP server as described above.

    2. Open a terminal and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.

    3. Type the following command to build the artifacts.

      $ mvn clean install wildfly:deploy

    This deploys the ejb-in-ear/ear/target/ejb-in-ear.ear to the running instance of the server.

    You should see a message in the server log indicating that the archive deployed successfully.

    Access the Application

    The application will be running at the following URL http://localhost:8080/ejb-in-ear/.

    Enter a name in the input field and click the Greet button to see the response.

    Undeploy the Quickstart

    When you are finished testing the quickstart, follow these steps to undeploy the archive.

    1. Make sure you start the JBoss EAP server as described above.

    2. Open a terminal and navigate to the root directory of this quickstart.

    3. Type this command to undeploy the archive:

      $ mvn wildfly:undeploy

    Run the Quickstart in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse

    You can also start the server and deploy the quickstarts or run the Arquillian tests in Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio or from Eclipse using JBoss tools. For general information about how to import a quickstart, add a JBoss EAP server, and build and deploy a quickstart, see Use JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse to Run the Quickstarts.

    For this quickstart, follow the special instructions to build Quickstarts Containing an EAR.

    1. Right-click on the ejb-in-ear-ear subproject, and choose Run AsRun on Server.

    2. Choose the server and click Finish.

    3. This starts the server, deploys the application, and opens a browser window that accesses the running application.

    4. To undeploy the project, right-click on the ejb-in-ear-ear project and choose Run AsMaven build. Enter wildfly:undeploy for the Goals and click Run.

    Debug the Application

    If you want to debug the source code of any library in the project, run the following command to pull the source into your local repository. The IDE should then detect it.

    $ mvn dependency:sources