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All Things WebSphere

Concerns and issues relating to all versions of WebSphere Application Server

Monday, March 5, 2012

 

Getting application and module name on an application server thread


Often times you are in situations where you need a unique key for the application and module name from the Thread context classloader. At this point developers resort to hacks like using the Classloader.toString method.

A more suitable approach would be to use the unified portable JNDI name feature in EE6.
Starting WebSphere Application Server 8 developers can do this in their app code


 private String getApplicationName() {


     String uniqueAppName;
          try {
         String moduleName  = (String) new InitialContext().lookup("java:module/ModuleName");
         String applicationName = (String) new InitialContext().lookup("java:app/AppName");
         uniqueAppName = applicationName+":" + moduleName;
          } catch (NamingException e) {
              throw new RuntimeException(e);
          }
       
          return uniqueAppName;
      }


see http://javahowto.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-get-module-name-and-app-name.html

Please note this approach will work on ALL Java EE containers

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