About EJB connector rules

Use this rule to define and configure a connector to an Enterprise JavaBean on a local or remote system. The services are deployed as Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs) within a Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE) application server, such as IBM's WebSphere or Oracle WebLogic.

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At runtime, the system locates the local or remote services and connects to them using the Java Naming and Directory Interface (JNDI) protocol.


Use the Application Explorer or Configure > Integration > Connector Definitions & Simulations to list the Connect EJB rules in your application.

Select Configure > Integration > Connectors > Connector and Metadata wizard to start the Connector and Metadata wizard to create a Connect EJB rule.

Use the Records Explorer to list all Connect EJB rules that are available to you.


You can use a wizard to generate classes, properties, and Connect EJB rules, rather than creating them one by one through rule forms. See About the Connector and Metadata wizard .

To debug your application, you can simulate an EJB connector when the external system is unavailable or lacks a test environment. See Creating Connector Simulations.

Where referenced

Connect EJB rules can be referenced in an Integrator shape ( Integrator ) of a flow rule .

Note: As of Pega 7.1.8, this rule is deprecated for data pages. Existing data pages that reference the rule will still work, but you cannot reference it when you create or edit a data page.


A Connect EJB rule is an instance of the Rule-Connect-EJB class. Connect EJB rules belong to the Integration-Connectors category.