Bind a string to JNDI in JBoss 7.1

In JBoss 7.0.x there was no convenient way to bind an arbitrary java.lang.String to JNDI. This is however possible in JBoss 7.1.x. Just add your binding to the naming subsystem in standalone.xml such as:

<subsystem xmlns="urn:jboss:domain:naming:1.1">
        <simple name="java:global/3rdparty/connection-url" value="http://localhost:12345"/>

You can then inject the value of your binding into your Java code through:

@Resource(mappedName ="java:global/3rdparty/connection-url")
private String serviceRemoteAddress = null;

To verify your JNDI bindings in JBoss 7.1.1 you can use the jboss-cli located in your $JBOSS_HOME/bin. Start the jboss-cli and type “/subsystem=naming:jndi-view”, such as:

[standalone@localhost:9999 /] /subsystem=naming:jndi-view
    "outcome" => "success",
    "result" => {
        "java: contexts" => {
            "java:" => {
                "TransactionManager" => {
                    "class-name" => "com.arjuna.ats.jbossatx.jta.TransactionManagerDelegate",
                    "value" => "com.arjuna.ats.jbossatx.jta.TransactionManagerDelegate@68fc12"
Tommy Tynjä