[ANN] WSO2 WSAS 3.2.1 Released!..

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[ANN] WSO2 WSAS 3.2.1 Released!..

Isuru Suriarachchi-2
WSO2 Web Services Application Server 3.2.1 Released!..

WSO2 WSAS is the Enterprise ready Web services engine powered by Apache Axis2. It is a lightweight application server for Web services that incorporates leading open source components into a simple, easy-to-use package with high performances. WSAS is based on the revolutionary WSO2 Carbon [2] framework, Middleware a la carte'. Now you can adopt the middleware to suite your enterprise architecture. All the major features have been developed as pluggable Carbon components.

It supports Java components as services using both SOAP and REST models. Web services support include WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, WS-Reliable Messaging, WS-Addressing, WS-Policy, WS-SecurityPolicy and more, giving a fully secure and reliable infrastructure that interoperates with both J2EE and .NET frameworks using open standard protocols.

WSO2 WSAS is built on Apache Axis2, the popular Web services framework mainly developed by WSO2 engineers. WSO2 WSAS provides many value additions on top of Axis2, making it a more enterprise ready product. It also integrates other core Apache Web services projects such as Apache Axiom, Apache Rampart, Apache Sandesha2, Apache Savan , and Apache Neethi to form a production quality, comprehensive Web services server platform.

An open source product, WSO2 WSAS 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

    * Carbon Application (cApp) support including user interfaces to manage Carbon Applications

Key Features

    * WSAS IDE - Eclipse IDE integration
    * Clustering support for High Availability & High Scalability
    * Full support for WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-Policy and WS-Secure Conversation and XKMS
    * EJB service provider support - Expose your EJBs as services
    * Axis1 backward compatibility - Deploy Axis1 services on WSAS & Engage advanced WS-* protocols in front of legacy services
    * 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

The full feature list is available at http://wso2.org/projects/wsas/java/features

Issues Fixed for this release

    * WSAS related components of the WSO2 Carbon Platform - https://wso2.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10393

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 WSAS/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)


    * AJAX based Management Console with complete administration capability of the server
    * WSDL2Java/Java2WSDL/WSDL 1.1 to WSDL 2.0 Converter/AAR & Mar Validator/WSDL Validator and Try it(invoke any remote Web service)
    * IDE Integration

Apache Axis2 modules included with WSO2 WSAS

    * 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 WSAS Administration: For administering Web services
    * XFer: Supporting WS-Transfer
    * XKMS: Supporting XML Key Management Specification

Known Issues

    * WSAS related components of the WSO2 Carbon Platform - https://wso2.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?mode=hide&requestId=10394

Reporting Problems

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

Contact us

WSO2 WSAS developers can be contacted via the mailing lists:
For Developers: [hidden email]
For Users: [hidden email]
For details on subscriptions see http://wso2.org/mail

Alternatively, questions can also be raised in the WSAS forum:
Forum http://www.wso2.org/forum/184


WSO2 Inc. offers a variety of development and production support programs, ranging from Web-based support up through normal business hours, to premium 24x7 phone support.

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

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

How to do various things with WSAS - WSAS HOWTO Series

Thank you for your interest in WSO2 WSAS

-- The WSO2 WSAS Development Team --

Isuru Suriarachchi
Technical Lead & Product Manager, WSO2 Web Services Application Server
WSO2 Inc. http://wso2.com
email : [hidden email]
blog : http://isurues.wordpress.com/

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