[ANN] WSO2 Application Server 4.1.0 Released!!..

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[ANN] WSO2 Application Server 4.1.0 Released!!..

Isuru Suriarachchi-2

WSO2 Application Server 4.1.0 Release Notes

WSO2 AppServer is an Enterprise ready application server based on the award-winning WSO2 Carbon framework. Being the successor of the WSO2 Web Services Application Server(WSAS), WSO2 Application Server(AS) now supports web application deployment and management in addition to its award winning web services management capabilities. Coupled with WSO2 Carbon Authentication/Authorization feature, now users can manage their applications that ranges from web services to web applications in a unified manner within the AppServer management console itself. WSO2 AppServer uses Apache Tomcat, the widely used servlet container as its underlying web application contaner.

AppServer provides a comprehensive Web services server platform, which uses Axis2 as its Web services framework and provide many value additions on top of Axis2. It can expose services using both SOAP and REST models and supports a comprehensive set of WS-* specifications such as WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, WS-Reliable Messaging, WS-Addressing, WS-Policy, WS-SecurityPolicy, etc.

An open source product, WSO2 AppServer is available under the Apache Software License (v2.0) . This includes all of the extra integration and management functionality as well.

New Features In This Release

  • Inbuilt Data Services support
  • Server Roles Management feature
  • Deployment Synchronizer for easy Cluster configuration
  • Improved JAX-WS Support
  • Improved SOAP Tracer
  • Improvements in Service listing page
    • Two lists for Services and Service Groups
    • Security Indicators within service list
  • Improved Samples and documentation
  • Improved Class loading for Web apps and Web Services
  • Embedded Tomcat 7.0.14 support
  • Servlet API 3.0 support

Key Features

  • Web Application deployment and management within the App Server
  • AppServer tooling - AppServer related artifacts can be easily generated using WSO2 Carbon Studio
  • Clustering support for High Availability & High Scalability
  • Full support for WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Policy and WS-Secure Conversation and XKMS
  • JAX-WS support - Deploy any JAX-WS annotated service and engage WS-* protocols through the management console.
  • JMX & Web interface based monitoring and management
  • WS-* & REST support
  • GUI, command line & IDE based tools for Web service development
  • Equinox P2 based provisioning support
  • WSDL2Java/Java2WSDL/WSDL 1.1 & try it(invoke any remote Web service)

Issues Fixed for this release

XML & WS-* Standards Support

  • SOAP 1.1/1.2
  • WSDL 1.1
  • WSDL 2.0
  • MTOM, XOP & SOAP with Attachments
  • WS-Addressing
  • WS-Security 1.0/1.1
  • WS-Trust
  • WS-SecureConversation
  • WS-SecurityPolicy
  • WS-ReliableMessaging
  • WS-Policy
  • WS-PolicyAttachment
  • WS-MetadataExchange
  • WS-Transfer
  • WS-Eventing
  • XKMS

Open Source components included in WSO2 AppServer/Java

  • Apache Axis2 (SOAP)
  • Apache Axiom (High performance XML Object Model)
  • Apache Rampart/Apache WSS4J (WS-Security)
  • Apache Rahas(WS-SecureConversation)
  • Apache Sandesha2 (WS-ReliableMessaging)
  • WS-Addressing implementation in Axis2
  • Apache Neethi (WS-Policy)
  • WS-SecurityPolicy implementation in Axis2
  • Apache XML Schema
  • Embedded Apache Tomcat
  • Apache Tribes (Group Communications Framework)

Apache Axis2 modules included with WSO2 AppServer

  • Apache Rampart: Supporting WS-Security & WS-Trust
  • Apache Rahas: Supporting WS-SecureConversation
  • Apache Sandesha2: Supporting WS-Reliable Messaging
  • Mex: Supporting WS-MetaDataExchange
  • Throttle: For throttling requests
  • Statistics: For gathering & monitoring statistics
  • Tracer: For tracing SOAP requests & responses
  • WSO2 AppServer Administration: For administering Web services
  • XFer: Supporting WS-Transfer
  • XKMS: Supporting XML Key Management Specification

Known Issues

Reporting Problems

Issues can be reported using the public JIRA available at https://wso2.org/jira/browse/CARBON.

Contact us

WSO2 AppServer developers can be contacted via the mailing lists: 

For Users: [hidden email] 

For Developers: [hidden email] 

Alternatively, questions can also be raised in the AppServer forum: 

Forum http://www.wso2.org/forum/184 


We are committed to ensuring that your enterprise middleware deployment is completely supported from evaluation to production. Our unique approach ensures that all support leverages our open development methodology and is provided by the very same engineers who build the technology. 

For additional support information please refer to http://wso2.com/support/

For more information on WSO2 AppServer, visit the WSO2 Oxygen Tank

Thank you for your interest in WSO2 AppServer. 

-The WSO2 AppServer Development Team

Isuru Suriarachchi
Technical Lead & Product Manager, WSO2 Application Server
WSO2 Inc. http://wso2.com
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