How to define interceptors using annotations in Struts2

I’m trying to use the struts2-convention-plugin which provides java annotations to define Struts2 components.

With Actions so far so good but how can iI use annotations to define interceptors ? (I’m talking of @InterceptorRefs or @InterceptorRef).

Is this even possible ? At the moment I’ve configured actions with annotations and interceptors in the struts.xml file.

Is it possible to completely eliminate the struts.xml file and use a 100% annotation oriented configuration ?


The struts2-convention-plugin doesn’t replace XWork and its configuration which is xml based. So you cannot eliminate a need of struts.xml if you are using custom interceptors. For reference and explanation of the convention plugin usage see docs.