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Configuring third-party Web applications : Page contributions for a third-party Web application : Registering a contributor

Registering a contributor

Third-party Web application menu contributor objects must be registered with OpenEdge Management. A contributor is registered when the third-party Web application is initialized. The third-party Web application provides a configuration property that defines a properties file that has the name of the Contributor class.
OpenEdge Management creates and implements the ServletContextListener class to ensure that the Contributor class is instantiated in the required Web application context and registered with OpenEdge Management. When registering the contributor class is no longer required, the ServletContextListener implementation ensures that the contributor is removed from memory.
The context listener loads the properties from the WEB-INF/ file. This file contains details such as name, version, and properties that specify the contributor class. For more information, see the sample Web application.