Bundle Resources (extensions.bundleresource)


The Bundle Resource Provider provides access to files/directories included in an OSGi bundle through the Sling ResourceResolver.

Resource Types

Files and directories are mapped into the resource tree as regular Resource instances whose resource type depends on the actual nature of the mapped resource:

  • Regular files are assigned the nt:file resource type
  • Directories are assigned the nt:folder resource type


Filesystem resources extend from Sling's AbstractResource class and thus are adaptable to any type for which an AdapterFactory is registered supporting bundle resources. In addition BundleResource support the following adapters natively:

  • java.net.URL -- A valid bundle:// URL to the resource in the bundle.
  • java.io.InputStream -- An InputStream to read file contents. Doesn't apply to folders.


Providing bundles have a Bundle manifest header Sling-Bundle-Resources containing a list of absolute paths provided by the bundle. The paths are separated by comma or whitespace (SP, TAB, VTAB, CR, LF).

Example (manifest.mf):

Sling-Bundle-Resources: /libs/sling/explorer,                         

It's also possible to map resources from the bundle to a different location in the resource tree. In this case the path has to be extended with a path attrribute to declare where the resources are in the bundle:

Sling-Bundle-Resources: /somepath/inthe/resourcetree;path:=/path/inthe/bundle

The Bundle Resource Provider also has a web console plugin through which the currently installed bundles can be seen.