Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP12 Administrator's Guide

Resource Environment References

Resource environment references provide a way of accessing, by using JNDI lookups, administered objects associated with a resource. The <resource-env-ref> element, defined in the standard deployment descriptors lets applications declare the resource requirements.

The main difference between <resource-env-ref> and <resource-ref> element is the absence of specific resource authentication requirement, both these elements have to be backed up by a resource factory descriptor.