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JNDI resource opened but not safely closed

Reports JNDI resources that are not safely closed. JNDI resources reported by this inspection include javax.naming.InitialContext, and javax.naming.NamingEnumeration.

By default, the inspection assumes that the resources can be closed by any method with 'close' or 'cleanup' in its name.


Object findObject(Properties properties, String name) throws NamingException { Context context = new InitialContext(properties); //context is not closed return context.lookup(name); }

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Resource management

Use the following options to configure the inspection:

  • Whether a JNDI Resource is allowed to be opened inside a try block. This style is less desirable because it is more verbose than opening a resource in front of a try block.

  • Whether the resource can be closed by any method call with the resource passed as argument.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the JNDI resource opened but not safely closed inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Allow resource to be opened inside a 'try' block

Not selected

Any method may close resource argument

Default: Selected


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024