Building controller

The controller configuration that contains the routing rules is loaded from the controller.xml file retrieved in the GateIn configuration directory. Its location is determined by the gatein.controller.config property.

WebAppController loads and initializes the mapping engine.

<!-- conf/portal/controller-configuration.xml of portal.war -->

GateIn's extension project can define their own routing table, thanks to the extension mechanism.

The controller.xml file can be changed and reloaded at runtime. This helps the test of different configurations easily (configuration loading operations) and provides more insight into the routing engine (the findRoutes operation). See Rebuiding controller below for more details.

The WebAppController is annotated with @Managed annotations and is bound under the view=portal,service=controller JMX name and under the "portalcontroller" REST name.

It provides the following attributes and operations:

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