Well, i was just wondering about the synchronization of database (i.e using the ejbLoad & ejbStore methods). I tried it using a simply logging module of UserManagement. I tried to log in with a valid username and password and it worked fine ..... i got the parameters of the logged in user i.e typically his name, address ..... etc. In this case my client is a jsp page. Now suppose i MANUALLY change the name of the user ...... do a browse back .... and again log in ..... this time the container doesn't call ejbLoad and instead of fetching the altered name from the database, it updates the database to the previous valu ..... as ejbStore is called. I guess to synch. with database it should call ejbLoad each time. Can any one help me out with this.