Is it possible to configure EJB Interceptors server-wide in EAP 6?

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Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
- 6.x


  • For doing logging as well as some attribute propagation on every (remote) ejb call, need to define a global default interceptor in the container.
  • The EJB Interceptor would apply to any application deployed in the EJB Container.
  • The deployed applications should not define their own interceptors in the ejb-jar.xml.
  • How can a EJB Interceptor be defined in a Module ?
  • Is there an alternative method that can be called after onMessage.


EJB interceptors are defined at three levels,

  1. Default Level -- This is typically done in the ejb-jar.xml file, which is largely the application scope.
  2. Class Level --- This is done by including the @Interceptors annotation at the class level.
  3. Method Level -- This is done by declaring @Interceptors at the method level.

EJB interceptors always require one of the above to be configured in order for them to be invoked. You cannot avoid declaring them in ejb-jar.xml as that is required to trigger the interceptor.

There is currently no mechanism to define EJB interceptors server or EAR-wide.

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EJB client interceptors in JBoss EAP 6
Implementing Server Side EJB 3 Interceptors in JBoss EAP 6

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