Apache CXF 2.2 delivers the third major version of the Celtix project (http://celtix.objectweb.org) and the XFire project(http://xfire.codehaus.org) merge. This release is a major update from the 2.1.x series. The major new additions include:

  • WS-SecurityPolicy
  • WS-SecureConversation
  • Partial support for WS-Trust
  • Initial support for JAX-RS 1.0 (not TCK compliant yet) including a client API for accessing REST services

Installation Prerequisites

Before installing Apache CXF, make sure the following products, with the specified versions, are installed on your system:

  • Java 5 Development Kit
  • Apache ant 1.6

Java 5 Development Kit

You must install the J2SE Development Kit (JDK) 5.0, which can be downloaded from:


After installing the JDK, set or modify the following environment variables:

  • JAVA_HOME – set this environment variable
    to point at the root directory of the JDK 5.0 installation.
  • PATH – make sure that your PATH includes:
    %JAVA_HOME%\bin (Windows)
    $JAVA_HOME/bin (UNIX)

Apache Ant 1.6.5 (or newer, 1.7.0 should work as well)

To run samples included in the binary distribution of Apache CXF, you must install the Apache Ant 1.6.5 build utility, which can be downloaded from:


After installing Apache Ant, add the <AntInstallDir>/bin directory to your PATH.

For more details, see the Installation Guide.

Building the Samples

Building the samples included in the binary distribution is easy. Change to the samples directory and follow the build instructions in the README.txt file included with each sample.

Reporting Problems

If you have any problems or want to send feedback of any kind, please e-mail the cxf dev list, dev@cxf.apache.org. You can also file issues in JIRA at:


Migration notes:

See the migration guide at: http://cxf.apache.org/22-migration-guide.html
for caveats when upgrading from CXF 2.1.x to 2.2.

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