JBoss EAP 6.3 Beta Released: WebSockets, Domain recovery, New console homepage, Improved Security

JBoss EAP 6.3 Beta is released!


This release brings continued progress on the road to making EAP the most manageable and secure Java EE 6-compliant Application Server for traditional and cloud based workloads.

Where to download ?

For current customers with active subscriptions, the Beta can be downloaded from the customer support portal and support tickets can be logged on the Beta.

For community users developing applications that will be deployed on a supported EAP, the Beta can be downloaded from www.jboss.org/products/eap under development terms & conditions, and questions can be posed to the EAP Forum.

Where are docs ?

Complete documentation is available on customer support portal, and here are quick links:

  • Release Notes
  • Administration and Configuration Guide
  • Development Guide
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Installation Guide
  • Migration Guide
  • Security Guide

What’s new ?

  • New console homepage featuring a view restricted according to the user’s role and permissions and allowing easy access to:
    • Common tasks and actions within EAP
    • Useful support information within the Red Hat Customer Portal
    • Developer links to tutorials and forums on jboss.org
  • Use the console and patching wizard to easily apply, rollback and view patches.
  • Domain recovery allows users to:
    • Manage multiple servers from a single point with domain mode
    • Configure slave hosts with multiple options to connect to a master host
    • If the primary master host fails, slave hosts may be promoted to become backup master host
    • Remaining slave hosts will automatically search for and connect to a backup master
  • Support for WebSockets implementation, a protocol allowing for full-duplex bi-directional, real-time communication between the client and server
  • Security Vault Enhancements including custom vault implementation and ability to store system-properties and CLI SSL password
  • Kerberos authentication for Datasources for selected databases
  • Management subsystems for PicketLink IDM and Federation allowing you to create and apply security configurations for application(s) from within the container. This is more efficient and less risky than having to maintain separate xml security configuration files within each application, forcing you to redeploy those applications if any changes were made.

If you are looking for a Java EE 7-compliant Application Server, then download WildFly.

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