Stateless nature is one of the main characteristics of web services. However, this is a limitation for the advanced web services developers. Developing an enterprise level application using web services is not easy, unless we have a session management layer. Axis2 has the level four of sessions to address enterprises level web service development issues. In this chapter, we discussed different types of sessions available in Axis2. After that, we used a sample service and a sample client to demonstrate the different sessions and how they work.

In the next chapter, we will focus on another very good web service specification, called JAXWS. There, we covered the JAXWS annotations, deployment, and some examples to illustrate how to use it. ...

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