I'm working on a project where Jboss integrates 2 other applications. The first one communicates with jboss through JMS and sends events and status. The jboss application, based on the messages received, updates a database. The second one communicates with the Jboss trough WebServices to get infos from the database. Before any of the applications have access to write or retrieve data from the database, Jboss needs to set up some fields to a known value.
What is the best way to set up these fields at deployment time?