What's New in Payara Platform July Release?

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We're happy to announce that Payara Platform Community (5.2020.3) and Payara Platform Enterprise (5.21.0) Editions are out today!

The Enterprise Release (request here) features 13 improvements, 11 bug fixes & 1 component upgrade, while the Community Release (direct download here) includes 11 bug fixes, 9 improvements and 1 component upgrade. 

Here's some detail of what's new in the Community & Enterprise Editions:

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Integrated TLS Certificate Management Admin Console Plugin 

The last release of Payara Platform Enterprise Edition introduced the Integrated TLS Certificate Management feature which offers commands to generate self-signed certificates, remove expired certificates, and add or remove certificates from keystores in Payara Server. 

The current release introduces an extension to this feature: Admin Console integration. This integration allows you to view details about the keys and certificates in the key and trust stores of the instances across a domain, including those of any configured specifically for use with HTTP or IIOP listeners. Additionally, you can also add or remove keys, certificates to the key, and trust stores of instances across the domain.

You can request Payara Platform Enterprise download here.

OpenAPI Refactor

The Payara Platform Community Edition comes with the major refactoring and architectural changes to the underlying implementation of MicroProfile OpenAPI 1.1.2, applicable for both Payara Server and Payara Micro. While MicroProfile OpenAPI has been covered in the previous blogs, some important changes have been introduced in this release:

  • Multi Document Definition support
  • Document Processing improvements
  • OpenAPI Scanner for packaged archive

If you want to find out more about the OpenAPI Refactor, check out our blog post here. 

HTTP/2 Improvement

HTTP/2 in Payara Server Community & Enterprise Editions was already supported before by modifying any JDK it ran on (see this blog post for more info) to add ALPN support to allow HTTP/2 connections. HTTP/2 however wasn't supported on JDK 9+ or JDK 8u252 as these had native ALPN support not utilised by the server. This recent improvement extends HTTP/2 support to JDK8u252 as well as JDK 9 and above.

Watch this space for a dedicated blog post about those recent HTTP/2 improvements 

Release Notes

See more detailed overview of the fixes and improvements in the Release Notes:

Download The Latest Payara Platform Release

Don't forget to update your Payara Platform to the new version! You can Download the Payara Community Edition here, or request the Payara Enterprise Edition via this form.

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As usual - if you have any questions, feedback or suggestions, please post them in the comments below or email us at community@payara.fish