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Apache Axis2 Web Services Second Edition by Afkham Azeez, Deepal Jayasinghe

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Deployment descriptors

The flexibility and extensibility of Axis2 is focused on its deployment descriptors as well. Rather than working with one configuration file, Axis2 has different configuration files for different levels of configuration. For example, let's say that you want to have different types of configuration for different levels; then, having multiple configuration files for different levels solves the problem for you. There are three types of descriptors or configuration files in Axis2, namely:

  • Global descriptor (axis2.xml)
  • Service descriptor (services.xml)
  • Module descriptor (module.xml)

Global descriptor or axis2.xml

As mentioned earlier, the configuration in Axis2 can be specified using XML descriptors. This gives you much more flexibility ...

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