Undertow Component

Available as of Camel 2.16

The undertow component provides HTTP-based endpoints for consuming and producing HTTP requests. That is, the Undertow component behaves as a simple Web server.
Undertow can also be used as a http client which mean you can also use it with Camel as a producer.

Maven users will need to add the following dependency to their pom.xml for this component:

URI format

You can append query options to the URI in the following format, ?option=value&option=value&...



Default Value



 Used to only allow consuming if the HttpMethod matches, such as GET/POST/PUT etc. Multiple methods can be specified separated by comma.


 Whether or not the consumer should try to find a target consumer by matching the URI prefix if no exact match is found.


 To use a custom HeaderFilterStrategy to filter header to and from Camel message.


 To configure security using SSLContextParameters
throwExceptionOnFailure If the option is true, HttpProducer will ignore the Exchange.HTTP_URI header, and use the endpoint's URI for request. You may also set the option throwExceptionOnFailure to be false to let the producer send all the fault response back.
transferException Option to disable throwing the HttpOperationFailedException in case of failed responses from the remote server. This allows you to get all responses regardless of the HTTP status code.
undertowHttpBinding To use a custom UndertowHttpBinding to control the mapping between Camel message and undertow.
keepAlivetrueCamel 2.16.1: Producer only: Setting to ensure socket is not closed due to inactivity
tcpNoDelaytrueCamel 2.16.1: Producer only: Setting to improve TCP protocol performance
reuseAddressestrueCamel 2.16.1: Producer only: Setting to facilitate socket multiplexing
options.XXX Camel 2.16.1: Producer only: Sets additional channel options. The options that can be used are defined in org.xnio.Options. To configure from endpoint uri, then prefix each option with "option.", such as "option.close-abort=true&option.send-buffer=8192"
enableOptionsfalseCamel 2.17: Specifies whether to enable HTTP OPTIONS for this Undertow consumer. By default OPTIONS is turned off.
cookieHandler Camel 2.19: Producer only: Configure a cookie handler to maintain a HTTP session

Message Headers

Camel uses the same message headers as the HTTP component.
From Camel 2.2, it also uses Exchange.HTTP_CHUNKED,CamelHttpChunked header to turn on or turn off the chuched encoding on the camel-undertow consumer.

Camel also populates all request.parameter and request.headers. For example, given a client request with the URL, http://myserver/myserver?orderid=123, the exchange will contain a header named orderid with the value 123.

Component Options

The UndertowComponent provides the following options:


Default Value




To use a custom UndertowHttpBinding to control the mapping between Camel message and undertow.


 To use the shared HttpConfiguration as base configuration.

Producer Example

The following is a basic example of how to send an HTTP request to an existing HTTP endpoint.

in Java DSL

or in Spring XML

Consumer Example

In this sample we define a route that exposes a HTTP service at http://localhost:8080/myapp/myservice:

Usage of localhost

When you specify localhost in a URL, Camel exposes the endpoint only on the local TCP/IP network interface, so it cannot be accessed from outside the machine it operates on.

If you need to expose a Jetty endpoint on a specific network interface, the numerical IP address of this interface should be used as the host. If you need to expose a Jetty endpoint on all network interfaces, the address should be used.

To listen across an entire URI prefix, see How do I let Jetty match wildcards.

If you actually want to expose routes by HTTP and already have a Servlet, you should instead refer to the Servlet Transport.



See Also

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