Does Tomcat support EJB?

Alex Chaffee

No, Tomcat does not support EJB. It is a Servlet/JSP container, not an EJB container.

The Jakarta Project provides an implementation of the Servlets API called Tomcat, and an implementation of JavaServer Pages called Jasper. These are bundled together in the Tomcat release.

However, the J2EE Reference Implementation, which supports EJB, is bundled with an old version of Tomcat. This adds Tomcat's support for Servlets and JSP to the J2EE product.

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