OSGi Component Disabler

Available since version 1.7.0


Some OSGi Components can interfere or simply be unnecessary for an implementation but cannot be turned off soley via configuration (or no configuration). The feature allows these OSGi Services and Components to be disabled as part of your applications configuration.

In Apache Felix the state of Components and Services is not persisted across restarts of its containing bundle.

For example, when you have a Bundle S containing a service T, and you manually stop the service T; after the bundle is stopped and started, the service T is up again.

This service allows you to specify the names of components, which shouldn’t be running. Whenever an OSGi service event is fired, which services checks the status of this components and stops them if required.

Note 1: The component is always started, but this service takes care, that it is stopped immediately after. So if a behaviour you don’t like already happens during the activation of this service, you cannot prevent it using the mechanism here.

Note 2: Using this service should always be considered as a workaround. The primary focus should be to fix the component you want to disable, so it’s no longer required to disable it. If this component is part of Adobe AEM please raise a Daycare ticket for it.

How to Use

  • Define a sling:OsgiConfig’s


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<jcr:root xmlns:sling="http://sling.apache.org/jcr/sling/1.0" xmlns:cq="http://www.day.com/jcr/cq/1.0"
    xmlns:jcr="http://www.jcp.org/jcr/1.0" xmlns:nt="http://www.jcp.org/jcr/nt/1.0"

components is an array of the OSGi component PIDs to disable.