Tuesday, April 7, 2020

@WebInitParam annotation

@WebInitParam Annotation

The @WebInitParam annotation is used to provide initialization parameters to any Servlet component. These initialization parameters must be passed to the Servlet or the Filter. The @WebInitParam annotation is an attribute of the @WebServlet and @WebFilter annotation.

We can add @WebServlet annotation in a Servlet class that can contain the metadata about the Servlet that is being created. We can provide the name and value of init-param using the initParams attribute. To provide this initParam attribute values the @WebInitParam annotation is used. However, this information can be added to the web.xml (deployment descriptor) also.

@WebInitParam Annotation Attributes

There are two attributes of the @WebInitParam annotation name and value,

@WebInitParam Annotation
@WebInitParam Annotation

The Name attribute to specify the name of the parameter and the value attribute to specify the value of the initialization parameter. We can access init-params by getInitParameter(String name) method described by the ServletConfig interface.

@WebInitParam Annotation Example

import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.PrintWriter;
import javax.servlet.ServletConfig;
import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.annotation.WebInitParam;
import javax.servlet.annotation.WebServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

         @WebServlet( //<- @WebServlet Annotation
                  initParams = {
                              @WebInitParam(name = "author_name", value = "Pushpendra")
                  urlPatterns = {
public class AnnotationDemo extends HttpServlet {
      private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
    public AnnotationDemo() {


      protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws ServletException, IOException {
            PrintWriter pout=response.getWriter();
            ServletConfig config=getServletConfig();
            String author_name=config.getInitParameter("author_name");
            String servlet_name=config.getServletName();
            pout.append("<html><body><h3>Written by<br>"+author_name+"</h3><br>"+servlet_name+"</body></html>");


@WebInitParam annotation example
@WebInitParam annotation example