A naming service maintains a set of bindings, which relate names to objects. The Java EE naming service is based on the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) API. The JNDI API allows application components and clients to look up distributed resources, services, and EJB components. For general information about the JNDI API, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/jndi/index.html. You can also see the JNDI tutorial at http://download.oracle.com/javase/jndi/tutorial/.
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Note - The Web Profile of the GlassFish Server supports the EJB 3.1 Lite specification, which allows enterprise beans within web applications, among other features. The full GlassFish Server supports the entire EJB 3.1 specification. For details, see JSR 318.