Interface ContainerProvider

All Known Implementing Classes:
GrizzlyHttpContainerProvider, JdkHttpHandlerContainerProvider, JettyHttpContainerProvider, SimpleContainerProvider

@Contract @ConstrainedTo(SERVER) public interface ContainerProvider
Service-provider interface for creating container instances. If supported by the provider, a container instance of the requested Java type will be created.

The created container is responsible for listening on a communication chanel for new client requests, dispatching these requests to the registered Jersey application handler using the handler's ApplicationHandler.handle(org.glassfish.jersey.server.ContainerRequest) handle(requestContext)} method and sending the responses provided by the application back to the client.

A provider shall support a one-to-one mapping between a type, provided the type is not Object. A provider may also support mapping of sub-types of a type (provided the type is not Object). It is expected that each provider supports mapping for distinct set of types and subtypes so that different providers do not conflict with each other.

An implementation can identify itself by placing a Java service provider configuration file (if not already present) - org.glassfish.jersey.server.spi.ContainerProvider - in the resource directory META-INF/services, and adding the fully qualified service-provider-class of the implementation in the file.

Paul Sandoz, Jakub Podlesak, Marek Potociar
  • Method Summary

    Modifier and Type
    <T> T
    createContainer(Class<T> type, Application application)
    Create an container of a given type.
  • Method Details

    • createContainer

      <T> T createContainer(Class<T> type, Application application) throws ProcessingException
      Create an container of a given type.
      Type Parameters:
      T - the type of the container.
      type - the type of the container.
      application - JAX-RS / Jersey application.
      the container, otherwise null if the provider does not support the requested type.
      ProcessingException - if there is an error creating the container.