Additional Scanning Locations

Since Payara Server 5.191

Payara Server scans for specific JAX-WS files in locations further to those specified in the JAX-WS specification. This page details the additional directories that will be scanned.


The JAX-WS 2.2 specification states that the jax-ws-catalog.xml file should be searched for in the META-INF directory of a deployed WAR file relative to the classpath. Since the classpath of a WAR can be found in /WEB-INF/classes/, this means that this file is expected at /WEB-INF/classes/META-INF/jax-ws-catalog.xml (from the root of the WAR). Payara Server also searches for this file at /WEB-INF/jax-ws-catalog.xml.