The EJB Plugin is used to package an EJB module. There are two ways to use the EJB Plugin:

  • If the packaging type defined in the pom.xml is ejb, the package lifecycle phase can be used
    mvn package
  • or using the ejb:ejb goal
    mvn ejb:ejb

To handle archiving this version of Maven EJB Plugin uses Maven Archiver $mavenArchiverVersion.

To handle filtering this version of Maven EJB Plugin uses Maven Filtering $mavenFilteringVersion.

The plugin doesn't do any EJB specific processing during the generation of the JAR except for validating the existence of an EJB deployment descriptor if the EJB version is 2.0+, but it provides the following customization:

Specifying the EJB version to use

The plugin generates according to the EJB version specified by the ejbVersion parameter. To use some other version than the default, configure the plugin as in the example below: