CXF REST & SOAP Exception Handling Together

CXF REST & SOAP Exception Handling Together explains about how to handle an Exception In CXF REST & SOAP Services together without changing the logic

Apache CXF & is a free and open source project, and a fully featured Webservice framework. It helps you building webservices using different front-end API's, like as JAX-RS (restful based services) and JAX-WS (WSDL based services).

By using following configuration, You can handle exceptions for both restful / JAX-RS (Restful) and JAX-WS (SOAP) services without any code change and helps you to re-use the same business logic

You can see the below example, which is demonstrate about how to handle an Exception in CXF REST & SOAP together

Note

You can also see the CXF SOAP exception handling, please refer CXF SOAP Exception Handling, For Restful exception handling, please refer CXF REST Exception Handling

Required Libraries

You need to download

  1. JDK 7
  2. Eclipse 4.2
  3. CXF-2.7.3
  4. Tomcat 7

Following jar must be in classpath

  1. aopalliance-1.0.jar
  2. commons-logging-1.1.1.jar
  3. cxf-2.7.3.jar
  4. httpasyncclient-4.0-beta3.jar
  5. httpclient-4.2.1.jar
  6. httpcore-4.2.2.jar
  7. httpcore-nio-4.2.2.jar
  8. neethi-3.0.2.jar
  9. spring-aop-3.0.7.RELEASE.jar
  10. spring-asm-3.0.7.RELEASE.jar
  11. spring-beans-3.0.7.RELEASE.jar
  12. spring-context-3.0.7.RELEASE.jar
  13. spring-core-3.0.7.RELEASE.jar
  14. spring-expression-3.0.7.RELEASE.jar
  15. spring-web-3.0.7.RELEASE.jar
  16. wsdl4j-1.6.2.jar
  17. jaxb-impl-2.2.6.jar
  18. javax.ws.rs-api-2.0-m10.jar
  19. jettison-1.3.2.jar (JSON library)
  20. xmlschema-core-2.0.3.jar

CXF REST & SOAP Exception Handling

I am creating a sample restful and JAX-WS service that pass Student object and return with some changes on that object. The service is using simple POJO (Plain Old Java Object) bean.

Firstly create a Dynamic Web Project (File->New->Dynamic Web Project) named "CXFRestAndSoap" according to following screenshot

CXF REST & SOAP Exception Handling CXF REST & SOAP Exception Handling

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