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Generate web service client with Apache CXF in Maven

In this topic, I will discuss how to use maven to generate web service client code automatically with Apache CXF, here are the step by step instructions:

  • Before you prepare the maven pom file, you first should get the WSDL file

For instance, if you are using Siebel, you can download it from Administration – Web Services, you can find a lot of vanila Siebel inbound web services there.

  • Create a POM file, here is an  example by using cxf code generate plugin, please download the pom file:
  • Run mvn genereate-resources

You will find the source code will be gerenated to the targe folder, see the screen shot below:

  • Run mvn install to package it as a jar file
  • Done
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