9.3.6. The ORBInitialContextFactory

When using Sun's CosNaming it is necessary to use a different naming context factory from the default. CosNaming looks for the ORB in JNDI instead of using the ORB configured in deploy/iiop-service.xml?. It is necessary to set the global context factory to org.jboss.iiop.naming.ORBInitialContextFactory, which sets the ORB to JBoss's ORB. This is done in the conf/jndi.properties file:
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING
#
java.naming.factory.initial=org.jboss.iiop.naming.ORBInitialContextFactory
java.naming.factory.url.pkgs=org.jboss.naming:org.jnp.interfaces

It is also necessary to use ORBInitialContextFactory when using CosNaming in an application client.