Did You See Our Latest Payara Platform Releases? Users Helped Shape Them!

As a proud open-source business, we value the contributions of our community of users - driving the Payara Platform forward and shaping its development. 

Users can suggest and make improvements or bug fixes by issuing a pull request on GitHub. We then reward our contributors with Payara 'swag' - t-shirts, stickers and pens! 

Client Certificate Authentication Improvements in Payara Server July and September 2021 Releases

SSL certificates are used for several features within Payara Server. You can configure your custom certificate for the TLS based connections the Payara Server is serving when using a custom domain name. And those certificates can be used for authentication purposes to identify the caller, mainly in a machine to machine communication.

With the July and September 2021 Payara Server releases, we have implemented two new features to improve the usage of these custom SSL certificates.

What's New in the September 2021 Payara Platform Release?

The September 2021 Payara Platform release is here!  Both Payara Platform Enterprise and Payara Platform Community Editions include a security fix that requires you to take action to ensure the security of your environment. (Explained below).

Payara Platform Enterprise 5.31.0 and Payara Platform Community 5.2021.7 releases each contain 10 bug fixes, 1 component upgrade, 1 security fix and 1 new feature. 

You can download Payara Platform Community 5.2021.7 here and request Payara Platform Enterprise 5.31.0 here. 

Read more below to learn more about the highlights of this release.

Read All About It: Interviews With Our CEO Steve Millidge

Did you know? Payara Services is the proud recipient of a 2021 Queen's Award for Enterprise - International Trade. Often called the "Knighthood for Business", theQueen's Award is the UK's premier business accolade. 

On the back of this achievement, our CEO and Founder Steve Millidge was in high demand as an interviewee. In two recent interviews, you can find out more about what winning this award meant, Payara as a business, more about our open source business model and even Steve's motto! 

Real-World Use Case: Robust and Flexible Batch Processing with Payara Platform

One of the Payara Platform features people like most is flexibility for how it can run applications and services and connect them to each other. You can run applications on Payara Server, Payara Micro, and cluster them all together in the same Domain Data Grid, while using the same technology for building the applications and the samefeatures in both Payara Platform runtimes. A lot of our customers take advantage of this flexibility and some even take to the extreme, as described below.

Is the Java EE Deployment Model Out of Date? Watch The Video.

We are now sharing the FINAL video in our'Dismiss the Myths: Get to Know Jakarta EE (Java EE)'. 

This one asks the question: 'Is the Java EE Deployment Model Out of Date?'. We definitely don't think so! 

Steve Millidgeshows you why the Java EE (Jakarta EE) deployment model is not old fashioned or out of date - and goes into battle with Spring!

How and When to Disable Domain Data Grid in Payara Server

Payara Server comes with the Domain Data Grid, a very powerful feature related to the clustering capabilities of the product. If you're deploying the application on the domain server itself and are not using any clustering options, it's possible to disable the Domain Data Grid to slightly reduce Payara Server's start up time - but should you?

The Domain Data Grid can be disabled but be aware that a few other features in Payara Server also depend on the Domain Data Grid.