Showing posts from January, 2016

Java EE 7 server Liberty 9 beta 2016.1 tested for JASPIC support

IBM recently released the latest monthly beta of their modern and light weight Java EE 7 server; Liberty 9 beta 2016.1 . Previous beta releases of Liberty 9 already performed quite well when it came to Java EE's portable authentication (JASPIC), but weren't perfect yet. In this article we take a look to see if JASPIC support has improved in the latest release. To find out we executed the JASPIC tests against this latest release. For comparison the previous Liberty beta as well as the latest (snapshots) of Payara and WildFly are shown. One thing to note is that previous downloads of recent Liberty betas were always for a full Java EE 7 server. For some inexplainable reason this month's beta is "only" a Java EE 7 web profile. Possibly this is a bug on the download page , as the size that as stated (116 mb) is not the same as the actual archive that's downloaded (94 mb). One of Liberty's unique features is that it has a very elaborate and smooth system

Latest versions Payara and WildFly improve Java EE 7 authentication compliance

Two months ago we looked at the state of portable authentication for GlassFish, Payara, JBoss/WildFly, WebLogic and Liberty in Java EE 7. With the exception of WebLogic 12.2.1, most servers performed pretty well, but there were still a number of bugs present. Since then both Payara and WildFly have seen bug fixes that again reduce the number of bugs present where it concerns portable Java EE authentication. Do note that both updated servers have not had an official (supported) release yet, but pre-release resp. rc/cr builds containing those fixes can be downloaded from the vendors. In anticipation of the final version of those Java EE 7 servers we already took a look at how they improved. The results are shown in the table below. For reference we show several older versions as well. For Payara we took the GlassFish release upon which Payara based its additional fixes, while for WildFly it's a selection of older builds. (no less than 29 builds were released for WildFly 8,9,10