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The TicketMonster example for Seam 3

Build The Shared Libraries

mvn clean install

JBoss AS 6

To deploy the application to JBoss AS 6, run:

mvn -U clean package -Pjboss-6,deploy

To undeploy, run

mvn -Pundeploy

You can then access the application

JBoss EAP 5.1

To deploy the application to JBoss EAP 5.1, run:

mvn -U clean package -Peap-51,deploy

To undeploy, run

mvn -Pundeploy

You can then access the application


You'll need to create yourself an AWS account, and [sign up for EC2](see Having done this, it's best to register an Elastic IP (so that you can always get the same IP address when creating an instance - however an Elastic IP will cost you more). You also need to create a security group that allows access to JBoss AS on port 8080, and you'll also want ssh access. Call this group "jboss-as-single". Next, create a key-pair to allow ssh access, and download this to your home directory.

To make it easier to find the machine on the net, it's nice to create a ticketmonster alias in your hosts file.

It also helps to set up an SSH alias. For example:

Host ticketmonster
  IdentityFile # /path/to/your/key-pair.pem
  User jboss
  CheckHostIP no
  StrictHostKeyChecking no`

You can then easily ssh to the instance

ssh ticketmonster

If this doesn't work to start with, try again in a couple of minutes.

Don't forget to terminate the instance when you are done with the demo - you can do this through the EC2 control panel

JBoss EAP 5.1 on EC2

You can easily start an EC2 instance, pre-configured with EAP 5.1. You need to configure some (user-specific) settings. Add these profiles to your /.m2/settings.xml:

        <!-- The Elastic IP you want associated with the instance -->
        <!-- The name of the key that the instance should use -->
        <!-- Your AWS Access Key ID -->
        <!-- Your AWS Secret Access Key-->

You can then start the EC2 instance using:

mvn -Pec2-start

The plugin will wait for the instance to start. JBoss AS is installed as a service, so will start automatically.

The easiest way to transfer the app to your EC2 instance is to use scp. First, we need to generate a zip to copy across:

mvn clean package -Pdist,eap-51

Then, we need transfer this to the instance:

scp target/ ticketmonster:

Next, we need to unzip this and move it into the JBoss AS deploy directory. Having ssh'd to the machine:

unzip -d /tmp/ticketmonster 
mv /tmp/ticketmonster /opt/jboss-eap-5.1.0.Beta/jboss-as/server/default/deploy/

And then, check to see whether the app has started:

tail -f /opt/jboss-eap-5.1.0.Beta/jboss-as/server/default/logs/server.log

The script, in the project directory, will package up the zip, transfer it to the EC2 instance, unzip, and start the JBoss instance for you.

You can then access the application

Note, you can safely kill the script with Crtl-C, this will leave the JBoss server running.


You can easily import the example into Eclipse and take advantage of the CDI validations and EL auto-complete. You need the latest releases of:

  • Eclipse Helios
  • JBoss Tools 3.2
  • m2eclipse

With these installed, you can import ticket monster into Eclipse using Import Projects -> Import Maven Project and the project will automatically set up the classpath and have CDI and JSF support added.

You should enable the maven profile for the target server. For ticket-monster-jsf, go to Properties -> Maven -> Active Profiles; to work with JBoss EAP 5.1 enter "eap-51", or for JBoss AS 6 enter "jboss-6".

Unfortunately, m2eclipse doesn't support alternative locations for web.xml or additional web resources, so we have to tell eclipse about this ourselves. Go to Properties -> Deployment Assembly and then hit Add Folder.... If you are using JBoss EAP 5.1, you need to add src/eap-51/webapp or for JBoss AS 6, you need to add src/jboss-6/webapp.

You can easily deploy the application to a JBoss AS server in Eclipse.

  • Set up the JBoss AS server
  • Tell JBoss Tools to deploy the ticketmonster-ds.xml file (Mark as Deployable and then (Run As -> Run on Server)
  • Tell JBoss Tools to deploy the example (Run As -> Run on Server)

Note that with EAP 5.1 you may encounter JBPAPP-4490 - publishing to the server when it is stopped seems to work around this.