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From "De Backer Frederik (DBB)" <>
Subject RE: Support for interceptors?
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 08:50:25 GMT
Hi all,
Thx for the response. I had started looking into the spec and was
thinking to use the Service Hook specs to solve this. What is your
opinion about using this approach? I guess the advantage could be that
we can put the proxy implementation in a separate bundle and that we can
deploy/activate this dynamically without having to change the 'to be
proxied' service.
thx and kr,


From: [] On
Behalf Of Timothy Ward
Sent: vrijdag 11 november 2011 16:33
Subject: RE: Support for interceptors?

Hi Frederik,

As Graham says, the way to implement this is with a namespace handler.
If you create your own namespace then you can add an element (or
attribute) in the service you want to be intercepted.

The namespace handler can then do something like this:

public Metadata parse(Element elt, ParserContext pc)
        Metadata m = pc.getEnclosingComponent();
        ComponentDefinitionRegistry cdr =
        Interceptor interceptor = getMyInterceptor();

        if(cm instanceof ServiceMetadata)
            cdr.registerInterceptorWithComponent(cm, interceptor);
            throw new RuntimeException("Not a service component");

        return null;

I hope this is helpful, it seems like you're using some pretty advanced
blueprint, may I ask what it's for?

Tim Ward
Apache Aries PMC member & Enterprise OSGi advocate
Enterprise OSGi in Action (

> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 09:20:06 +0000
> Subject: Re: Support for interceptors?
> From:
> To:
> Hi Frederik,
> The way to get interceptors involved in Blueprint is to add a
> namespace handler. This is something that processes a blueprint
> namespace extension. So you would define a namespace that you would
> add to blueprint, and maybe an associated element that you would
> include to identify the services to be intercepted, and then your
> namespace handler would be engaged and have the opportunity to do its
> work.
> Apache Aries has a number of examples of this (e.g. JPA,
> Transactions). I'd probably start by taking a look at the one for
> transactions:
> I hope this helps.
> Regards, Graham.
> On 10 November 2011 06:48, De Backer Frederik (DBB)
> <> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I am wondering if the OSGi Enterprise specification has some support
> > define interceptors on OSGi service methods. Suppose for example
that I want
> > to log the request parameters of a method, is it possible to define
> > interceptor in the blueprint.xml method on the service definition. I
> > not because I haven't found anything until now. Is there some
> > approach to implement this? For example, by using an AOP framework
> > aspectj or using spring annotations (however in the last case I
don't how
> > how it is possible to define the annotations since I would need
> > spring-beans.xml file to define my annotations, next to my
> > file). Has someone done any work on this?
> >
> > Thx a lot for the assistance and kind regards,
> >
> > Frederik.
> >
> >
> > Dexia disclaimer:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >

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