Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server v2.1.1 Developer's Guide

Accessing EJB Components Using the CosNaming Naming Context

The preferred way of accessing the naming service, even in code that runs outside of a Java EE container, is to use the no-argument InitialContext constructor. However, if EJB client code explicitly instantiates an InitialContext that points to the CosNaming naming service, it is necessary to set the java.naming.factory.initial property to com.sun.jndi.cosnaming.CNCtxFactory in the client JVM when accessing EJB components. You can set this property as a command-line argument, as follows:


Or you can set this property in the code, as follows:

Properties properties = null;
      try {
            properties = new Properties();

The java.naming.factory.initial property applies to only one instance; it is not cluster-aware.