This chapter describes Oracle GlassFish Server support for the Java EE 1.6 Connector Architecture, also known as JSR 322.
The Java EE Connector Architecture provides a Java solution to the problem of connectivity between multiple application servers and existing enterprise information systems (EISs). By using the Java EE Connector architecture, EIS vendors no longer need to customize their product for each application server. Application server vendors who conform to the Java EE Connector architecture do not need to write custom code to add connectivity to a new EIS.
This chapter uses the terms connector and resource adapter interchangeably. Both terms refer to a resource adapter module that is developed in conformance with the Java EE Connector Architecture Specification.
Note - If you installed the Web Profile, connector modules that use only outbound communication features and work-management that does not involve inbound communication features are supported. Other connector features are supported only in the full GlassFish Server.
For connector examples, see http://developers.sun.com/appserver/reference/techart/as8_connectors.
For information about deploying a connector to the GlassFish Server, see the Oracle GlassFish Server 3.1 Application Deployment Guide.
The following topics are addressed here: