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Chapter 4: Web Services Administration

Handlers

A handler is a Java class that implements org.apache.axis.Handler. They are contained in a Handlers folder for each Web service. You can have multiple handlers for each Web service. A handler class can be deployed to the server in the following ways:

You can define two types of handlers:

Handlers can not be created, edited, or moved using the WST development tool, only added and deleted.


Defining handlers

A handler definition can be added to a Web service provided the handler class has already been deployed or installed in the server, as described above.The WST development tool and the Web console have menu options to add a handler from the Handlers folder, and set necessary properties for the handler. A request and response handler contains these properties:

Some examples of built-in handlers include:

Refer to the Java documentation of these handlers for more information. Java documentation can be accessed from the EAServer contents screen where host_name is the name of the your EAServer host. localhost is the default.





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