11.2. Configuring Web Service Endpoint

11.2.1. Configuration via an WS-Policy expression

As all other WS-* features, WS-MakeConnection can be enabled using a WS-Policy assertion. Unfortunately, unlike many other WS-* features, NetBeans IDE in it's current version 6.8 don't provide a nice GUI-based support for enabling/disabling WS-MakeConnection feature on an endpoint. This means that in order to enable WS-MakeConnection, you need to manually put the assertion into your endpoint's WSIT config file. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the existing WSIT config file for the endpoint.
    • If no config file has been created for the endpoint yet, you can create an empty one with a little help from NetBeans IDE by selecting and unselecting any feature in the QoS dialog or the "Design" tab of the web service endpoint.
  2. Add the WS-MakeConnection assertion namespace definition into the root XML element of the WSIT config file:
  3. Create new WS-Policy expression in the config file:
    <wsp:Policy wsu:Id="McTestEchoPortBindingPolicy">
                <wsam:Addressing wsp:Optional="false"/>
                <wsmc:MCSupported />
  4. Attach newly created WS-Policy expression to the endpoint binding using WS-Policy reference:
    <binding name="McTestEchoPortBinding" type="tns:McTestEcho">
        <wsp:PolicyReference URI="#McTestEchoPortBindingPolicy"/>


  5. Build and run the service. Service will now have WS-MakeConnection support enabled.

11.2.2. Configuration via a Java annotation

In addition to using WS-Policy expression as discussed in Configuration via an WS-Policy expression, you may as well configure WS-MakeConnection support using a @MakeConnectionSupported Java annotation provided by Metro. Please note, that this annotation is meant to annotate whole classes only. The resulting Java code for a sample web service would look like this:

Example of WS-MakeConnection enabled service class using @MakeConnectionSupported Java annotation

package com.sun.metro.mc.service;

import com.sun.xml.ws.rx.mc.MakeConnectionSupported;
import javax.jws.WebMethod;
import javax.jws.WebParam;
import javax.jws.WebService;

public class McTestEcho {

     * Web service operation
    @WebMethod(operationName = "echo")
    public String echo(@WebParam(name = "message")
    final String message) {
        return "Received: " + message;


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