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The J2EE Connector Architecture (JCA) provides a Java technology solution to the problem of connectivity between the many application containers and today's enterprise information systems (EIS). In the 1.5 release of the JCA specification, the architecture defines an inbound communication model, whereby the EIS initiates all communication to an EJB application. The mechanism allows the inbound resource adapters to invoke Enterprise Java Beans (EJB).
This document will describe how to deploy an EJB application, so that it can receive inbound events from a JCA Adapter. It will first describe the key parts of the Resource Adapter that pertain to the inbound communication model, as well as the Geronimo-specific plans that will deploy the Resource Adapter stand-alone. It will then describe the
Enterprise Application that will be executed by the EIS, via the inbound communication mechanism.
This sample application will deploy the resource adapter by itself. It will not be deployed as part of any other enterprise application.