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WSO2 Application Server is built with many features to facilitate the hosting, deployment and management of various applications. The following diagram depicts the process that you need to follow when working with applications in WSO2 AS:
 

See the following topics for details of the above:

Developing applications for WSO2 AS

Applications that can be deployed in WSO2 AS include Web Applications (generic web applications, JAX-RS/JAX-WS applications) and Jaggery Applications. The following topics explain the different types of applications deployable in WSO2 AS and some instructions and configurations that should be followed when developing them:

Note that you can conveniently create applications using WSO2 Developer Studio. If you are already done with building your application, you can directly proceed to the next step, which is deploying applications in AS.

Configuring WSO2 AS for applications

WSO2 AS inherits many features from the Carbon platform, which allows you the flexibility of configuring your server to provide the necessary support for your web applications. See the section on working with web applications in the administration guide to find information on the server settings that will directly apply to your applications.

Deploying applications in WSO2 AS

Once you are done with developing your application, you can easily deploy it in WSO2 AS using the management console. See the topic on deploying applications in AS for step-by-step instructions.

Managing applications deployed in WSO2 AS

In the management console of WSO2 AS, you will find a separate dashboard for each of the deployed applications for monitoring statistics. You can also use WSO2 BAM with WSO2 AS, for more advanced monitoring capabilities. See the topic on managing and monitoring applications in AS for detailed information.

Connecting to applications deployed in WSO2 AS

WSO2 AS supports a variety of transports for connecting with applications deployed in AS. Among these, the HTTP  and HTTPS  servlet transports are used by the applications hosted on AS,to connect with other clients and applications. 

  • By default WSO2 AS is configured with the message listener and message sender implementations that are necessary for sending and receiving messages through the HTTP/HTTPS protocol.
  • The transport receiver of the HTTP protocol is implemented in the Carbon Core component.
  • The transport sender is implemented as a Tomcat connector in the catalina-server.xml file (stored in the <PRODUCT_HOME>/repository/conf/tomcat/ folder).
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