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Status Future consideration
Workspace WebSphere Liberty
Created by Guest
Created on Dec 16, 2013

Support for custom URL Resource Providers in WebSphere Liberty Profile

Within our company we use WebSphere Liberty Profile during development since it greatly improves the performance. Unfortunately there is some disconnect between full-blown WebSphere and WebSphere Liberty Profile in the area of configuration. The former one provides a configuration facility named "Custom URL Resource Providers" that allows for flexible configuration depending on an application's needs.

WebSphere Liberty Profile does not provide an option for registering a custom URL Resource Provider. This makes impossible for applications to be configured in a standard and portable way.

It should be possible to register URL Resource Providers via server.xml.

Moreover, WLP could provide pre-built resource provider that would allow reading configuration properties from property files. The similar one exists in GlassFish Server in the form of org.glassfish.resources.custom.factory.PropertiesFactory:

factory-class="org.glassfish.resources.custom.factory.PropertiesFactory">

Idea priority Medium
RFE ID 42819
RFE URL
RFE Product WebSphere Application Server
  • Guest
    Sep 25, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - WebSphere Application Server

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Servers
    Product - WebSphere Application Server

  • Guest
    Oct 2, 2014

    Custom JNDI object factories are now possible (in the current Beta). This partially covers the needs of the request.
    http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/was_beta_liberty/com.ibm.websphere.wlp.nd.multiplatform.doc/ae/twlp_dep_jndi_refentry.html