How do I set the timeout for a JAX-WS webservice client?

I know this is old and answered elsewhere but hopefully this closes this down. I’m not sure why you would want to download the WSDL dynamically but the system properties: (default: -1 (forever)) (default: -1 (forever))

should apply to all reads and connects using HttpURLConnection which JAX-WS uses. This should solve your problem if you are getting the WSDL from a remote location – but a file on your local disk is probably better!

Next, if you want to set timeouts for specific services, once you’ve created your proxy you need to cast it to a BindingProvider (which you know already), get the request context and set your properties. The online JAX-WS documentation is wrong, these are the correct property names (well, they work for me).

MyInterface myInterface = new MyInterfaceService().getMyInterfaceSOAP();
Map<String, Object> requestContext = ((BindingProvider)myInterface).getRequestContext();
requestContext.put(BindingProviderProperties.REQUEST_TIMEOUT, 3000); // Timeout in millis
requestContext.put(BindingProviderProperties.CONNECT_TIMEOUT, 1000); // Timeout in millis

Of course, this is a horrible way to do things, I would create a nice factory for producing these binding providers that can be injected with the timeouts you want.

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