Archive from November 2016

CDI Scanning in Payara Server

The capability to disable implicit CDI scanning was already added to the previous Payara Server releases but the default admin console setting was to enable it at deploy time. We have now made a change so that the value added to the deployment descriptor is the overriding setting and the admin console setting will be ignored.

 

For even more control, we have added the ability to explicitly include or exclude JARs within an Application Deployment from CDI scanning. You can now, for example, include all JARs by default and exclude some named ones, or do the opposite and exclude all by default and only include some named ones.

 

The MicroProfile at Devoxx: Learning Our Way Forward

2016 has been a bit of a wild ride, to say the least. Lots of major things have happened politically and in popular culture. Considering the world of Java and its related ecosystems, we've seen a lot of activity too, with announcements about the delay of Java 9, the concerns raised by the Java EE Guardians (shared by many), and a largely unprecedented move in the establishment of the MicroProfile initiative.

 

Payara Server LDAP Integration - Part 3: Extracting User Information

In this three-parts article series I'm illustrating the implementation of the LDAP integration using a sample scenario: integrate Payara Server with a LDAP user directory and manage the authentication and authorization of a sample web application.

 

In Part 1, I showed you how to start the LDAP Server, while in Part 2  we configured the LDAP realm. Now you are probably wondering how to get the user’s information (first and last name, email address, etc.) that resides in the LDAP server. Unfortunately, the JAAS API doesn’t offer any standard mechanisms to access this user attributes in the directory tree. But there are other options available:

 

What's new in Payara Server 164?

Another quarter, another release! After an eventful 2016, November brings with it the final release of the year for Payara Server. This year, we've seen new services like Request Tracing and Health Check added, as well as the Slow SQL logger and SQL Trace Listeners. Revisiting the version of the documentation from 1 year ago and comparing the amount we have added since then is, frankly, astonishing!

Despite a bumper year for both new features and bug fixes, work continues apace! Below is a short summary of some of the things to look out for in a release that caps an incredible 12 months.

 

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Payara Server LDAP Integration - Part 1: Configuring the LDAP Server

If you work in an organization with a robust IT department, it's very likely that you are using a LDAP server to handle your user directory information. You probably have to follow some general guidelines dictating that all web applications deployed within the organization’s infrastructure must access this user directory; and must authenticate and authorize the users that will interact with them. This is a very common scenario nowadays.

Java EE Presentations at the JavaOne Conference

JavaOne 2016 might be a thing of the past now but the talks presented there are still very relevant! Luckily for those who couldn't make it to the conference in San Francisco in September, a lot of the presentations were recorded and are now available to watch on-line (see a full list here).

Here's our selection of the most interesting, recorded JavaOne 2016 talks that focus on Java EE.