packs the application client container libraries and jar files




Use the package-appclient command to pack the application client container libraries and jar files into an appclient.jar file, which is created in the as-install/lib directory on the machine on which GlassFish Server is installed. The appclient.jar file provides an application client container package targeted at remote hosts that do not contain a server installation.

After copying the appclient.jar file to a remote location, unjar it to get a set of libraries and jar files in the appclient directory under the current directory.

After unjarring on the client machine, modify appclient/glassfish/config/asenv.conf (asenv.bat for Windows) as follows:

  • set AS_WEBSERVICES_LIB to path-to-appclient/appclient/lib

  • set AS_IMQ_LIB to path-to-appclient/appclient/mq/lib

  • set AS_INSTALL to path-to-appclient/appclient

  • set AS_JAVA to your JDK 1.6 home directory

  • set AS_ACC_CONFIG to path-to-appclient/appclient/glassfish/domains/domain1/config/sun-acc.xml

Modify appclient/glassfish/domains/domain1/config/sun-acc.xml as follows:

  • Ensure the DOCTYPE file references path-to-appclient/appclient/glassfish/lib/dtds

  • Ensure that target-server address attribute references the server machine.

  • Ensure that target-server port attribute references the ORB port on the remote machine.

  • Ensure that log-service references a log file; if the user wants to put log messages to a log file.

To use the newly installed application client container, you must do the following:

  • Obtain the application client files for your target application, including the generated yourAppClient.jar file.

  • Execute the appclient utility: appclient -client yourAppClient.jar


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


Interface Stability


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