When trying to migrate our web application which currently runs on Apache Geronimo to JBoss 6.0.0.Final I came across the following.
Is there a way to add a custom directory to the web application's classpath without changing the server configuration manually. In our situation we have multiple web applications deployed to one server each having their own properties file and other configuration stuff (for some reason this data is put outside the ear). In the application I want to read these files in an application independent manner, i.e. without the need to know the webapp's name. On Geronimo we use the 'classesDirs' property of the SharedLib gbean in geronimo-application.xml to extend the application's classpath with the specific webapp's configuration directory.
On JBoss I was thinking about the following configuration. Let's say I have webapp1 and webapp2 each using a separate config.properties file. I can put these files e.g. in the JBoss conf directory as follows:
If I could add the $JBOSS_HOME/server/<server-name>/conf/<webapp> directory to the application's classpath the properties file can be read by calling getResourceAsStream("/config.properties").
Is there a proper way to achieve this?
I know the $JBOSS_HOME/server/<server-name>/conf directory is on the classpath by default so I can read the properties using getResourceAsStream("/<webapp>/config.properties") but that's not what I want.
Thanks in advance.