Configuring AsyncHttpClient - 6.3

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The AsyncHttpClient client uses a AsyncHttpClientConfig to configure the client. See the documentation at Async Http Client for more details.

In Camel 2.8, configuration is limited to using the builder pattern provided by AsyncHttpClientConfig.Builder. In Camel 2.8, the AsyncHttpClientConfig doesn't support getters/setters so its not easy to create/configure using a Spring bean style (eg the <bean> tag in the XML file).

The example below shows how to use a builder to create the AsyncHttpClientConfig which we configure on the AhcComponent.

// create a client config builder
AsyncHttpClientConfig.Builder builder = new AsyncHttpClientConfig.Builder();
// use the builder to set the options we want, in this case we want to follow 
redirects and try
// at most 3 retries to send a request to the host
AsyncHttpClientConfig config = 
// lookup AhcComponent
AhcComponent component = context.getComponent("ahc", AhcComponent.class);
// and set our custom client config to be used

In Camel 2.9, the AHC component uses Async HTTP library 1.6.4. This newer version provides added support for plain bean style configuration. The AsyncHttpClientConfigBean class provides getters and setters for the configuration options available in AsyncHttpClientConfig. An instance of AsyncHttpClientConfigBean may be passed directly to the AHC component or referenced in an endpoint URI using the clientConfig URI parameter.

Also available in Camel 2.9 is the ability to set configuration options directly in the URI. URI parameters starting with "clientConfig." can be used to set the various configurable properties of AsyncHttpClientConfig. The properties specified in the endpoint URI are merged with those specified in the configuration referenced by the "clientConfig" URI parameter with those being set using the "clientConfig." parameter taking priority. The AsyncHttpClientConfig instance referenced is always copied for each endpoint such that settings on one endpoint will remain independent of settings on any previously created endpoints. The example below shows how to configure the AHC component using the "clientConfig." type URI parameters.