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J2C Activation Specifications settings

To specify the settings for a J2C activation specification.

The resource adapter uses a J2C activation spec to configure a specific endpoint instance. Each application configuring one or more endpoints must specify the resource adapter that sends messages to the endpoint. The application must use the activation specification to provide the configuration properties related to the processing of the inbound messages.

We can access this admin console page in one of two ways:


Scope of the resource adapter that supports this activation specification. Only applications that are installed within this scope can use this activation specification.


Resource adapter that encapsulates the appropriate classes for this activation specification.


Display name of the J2C activation specification instance.

A string with no spaces meant to be a meaningful text identifier for the J2C activation specification. Name is required

Data type String

JNDI name

Java™ Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) name for the J2C activation specification instance.

The JNDI name is required. If we do not specify one, it is created from the Name field. If not specified, the JNDI name defaults to eis/[name]

Data type String


A free-form text string to describe the J2C activation specification instance.

Data type String

Authentication alias

This optional field is used to bind the J2C activation specification to an authentication alias (configured through the security JAAS screens).

This alias is used to access a user name and password that are set on the configured J2C activation specification. This field is only meaningful if the J2C activation spec we are configuring has a UserName and field.

If we have defined security domains in the appserver, we can click Browse... to select a J2C authentication alias for the resource that we are configuring. Security domains allow us to isolate J2C authentication aliases between servers. The tree view is useful in determining the security domain to which an alias belongs, and the tree view can help you determine the servers that will be able to access each authentication alias. The tree view is tailored for each resource, so domains and aliases are hidden when we cannot use them.

Data type Text

Message Listener Type

The Message Listener Type used by this activation specification.

For new objects, the list of available classes is provided by the resource adapter in a drop-down list. After you create the activation specification, the field is a read only text field.

Data type Drop-down list or text

Destination JNDIName

The destination JNDIName field only appears when a message of type javax.jms.Destination with name Destination is received.



J2C Activation Specifications collection