The configuration data of a component determines the characteristics and runtime behavior of a component. GlassFish Server provides interfaces to enable an add-on component to store its configuration data in the same way as other GlassFish Server components. These interfaces are similar to interfaces that are defined in JavaTM Specification Request (JSR) 222: Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) 2.0. By using these interfaces to store configuration data, you ensure that the add-on component is fully integrated with GlassFish Server. As a result, administrators can configure an add-on component in the same way as they can configure other GlassFish Server components.
For more information, see Chapter 6, Adding Configuration Data for a Component.