A InitialContext can be declared via xml in the <tomee-home>/conf/tomee.xml file or in a WEB-INF/resources.xml file using a declaration like the following. All properties in the element body are optional.

<JndiProvider id="myInitialContext" type="javax.naming.InitialContext">

Alternatively, a InitialContext can be declared via properties in the <tomee-home>/conf/system.properties file or via Java VirtualMachine -D properties. The properties can also be used when embedding TomEE via the javax.ejb.embeddable.EJBContainer API or InitialContext

myInitialContext = new://JndiProvider?type=javax.naming.InitialContext

Properties and xml can be mixed. Properties will override the xml allowing for easy configuration change without the need for ${} style variable substitution. Properties are not case sensitive. If a property is specified that is not supported by the declared InitialContext a warning will be logged. If a InitialContext is needed by the application and one is not declared, TomEE will create one dynamically using default settings. Multiple InitialContext declarations are allowed.

Supported Properties

Property Type Default Description