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IBM WebSphere: Deployment and Advanced Configuration by Roland Barcia, Keys Botzum, Tom Alcott, Bill Hines

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What Is a “Client Application?”

All supported WAS client application types have the following features:

  • They have the necessary runtime support to communicate to a backend WAS server.

  • They support the use of the RMI-IIOP protocol.

  • They can access EJB and CORBA object references. Note that only J2EE clients can use optional CORBA services (if those optional services are used, the clients are then non-portable to other J2EE environments).

  • They support secure access to EJBs.

  • They can use Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI).

From there, they vary greatly in their size and capabilities. We continue by providing a brief overview of each type.

Types of WAS-Supported Client Applications

As we learned in Chapter 2, “J2EE Applications,” full J2EE clients ...

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