August 20, 2014
java, javaee, JAX-RS, Keycloak, oauth, openid connect, opensource, REST, RESTEasy, security, SSO
Many bugs fixes and cleanup. Not much for features although we did add a ton of tooltips to the admin console. We’re getting very close to a final release and are still on schedule to release 2nd week on September.
See keycloak.org for links to download and documentation.
August 6, 2014
java, JAX-RS, jboss, Keycloak, oauth, openid connect, REST, security, SSO, wildfly
After a summer of multiple vacations from various team members, we’re finally ready to release Keycloak 1.0 Beta 4. There’s not a lot of new features in the release because we focused mainly on performance, creating new SPIs, refactoring code, improving usability, and lastly fixing bugs. 64 issues completed. As usually go to the main keycloak.org page to find download links and to browse our documentation, release notes, or view our screencast tutorials. Here are some of the highlights of the release:
- Server side memory cache for all UI pages.
- Cache-control settings for UI pages
- Server side cache for all backend metadata: realms, applications, and users.
- In-memory implementation for user sessions
- New Federation SPI. Gives you a lot of flexibility to federation external stores into Keycloak
- Improved LDAP/Active Directory support
- Token validation REST API
- Support for HttpServletRequest.logout()
- Lots and lots of bugs fixes and minor improvements
You should see a big performance increase with this release as everything is cachable in memory and the database can be fully bypassed.
1.0 Final is on the way!
What’s next for Keycloak? This month we will be focusing on resolving the remaining issues logged in Jira, improving our test coverage, and updating our documentation and screencasts. No new major features. We’ll have a RC release around 3rd week of August, then our first Final release 2nd week of September!
May 29, 2014
java, JAX-RS, Keycloak, oauth, openid connect, opensource, REST, security, SSO
Keycloak Beta-1 has been released! We’re edging closer to 1.0! Please visit the Keycloak website for links to documentation and downloads. A lot of hard work the last few months by Stian, Marek, myself and other contributors to bring you loads of new features and improvements:
- LDAP/Active Directory integration built on Picketlink. Thanks Marek!
- User Session management – can now view login IP address and which applications and oauth clients have open tokens. Works with any type of app too. Can view and manage sessions through user account pages or admin console
- Audit log for important events. Integration with admin console and ability to receive emails on certain events.
- Account log viewable in user account management pages
- Export database. Allows you to export a full dump of keycloak database into an encrypted file. Will help out tremendously to migrate between Keycloak versions.
- Authentication SPI. Allows you to plug in different mechanisms to retrieve and authenticate users.
- Theme support for the admin console and any sent email.
- Per-realm admin console. You can now designate a user within a realm that is an admin of that realm.
- Documented the Admin REST API finally. (Docs still kinda suck here)
- CORS support for Admin REST API
- Support for relative URLs when configuring admin console
- Server configuration file
- Social Only Logins
- Installed application adapter
- Expanded the number of example projects
What’s next? This is the last major feature release of Keycloak. We will now be focusing on performance, clustering, security audits, testing, documentation, and usability for the next few releases. We hope to release 1.0 Final sometime in July.
March 31, 2014
java, javaee, JAX-RS, jboss, RESTEasy
Ron fixed a few bugs in validation. Netty improvements. A few other bug fixes here and there.
As usual, follow links from jboss.org/resteasy to download and view documentation and release notes.
March 13, 2014
java, javaee, spring
Here’s an interesting testimonial on using GWT, Java EE, and Errai to build an application.
“When I stumbled upon Errai, I was re-introduced to JEE. We had previously explored a variety of backend frameworks, including Spring and most recently Guice. I was instantly amazed and attracted to the simplicity and elegance of JEE – in particular the CDI API. Once I had my JBoss AS 7 environment set up, I was incredibly pleased with how neatly everything just seemed to “work” – REST, Persistence/Transactions, CDI, and how little configuration was required. It almost didn’t seem possible.”
A few years ago, I wrote a blog about how Java EE made a huge comeback over Spring as a development platform. 159 comments later I still get people ranting for or against me on that thread. What was interesting about this particular testimonial is that the developer investigated both Spring and Guice.
“We had previously explored a variety of backend frameworks, including Spring and most recently Guice.”
I still stand by my 2+ year old blog that Java EE made a huge comeback as a web development platform.
December 12, 2013
java, javaee, JAX-RS, RESTEasy
Resteasy 3.0.6.Final has been released today. This is a maintenance release. Netty 4 JAX-RS 2.0 Async APIs actually work now! As usual, check out http://jboss.org/resteasy for how to download the distro and view documentation.
November 12, 2013
java, javaee, JAX-RS, REST
My 2nd edition of RESTful Java is out! RESTful Java with JAX-RS 2.0 covers the spec additions to JAX-RS 2.0 including 3 new chapters:
- JAX-RS 2.0 Client API
- Asynchronous Client and Server APIs
- Filters and Interceptors
The book has also been revised here and there to cover some of the smaller features that were added to JAX-RS 2.0 like ParamConverters, Link, an the extensions added to UriBuilder. The workbook examples and chapters have been revised and expanded to cover this new content as well, so you really get 6 new chapters in total. Many thanks to Fernando Nasser, Melanie Yarborough, Meghan Blanchette, Meghan Connolly, and Charlie Roumeliotis for making this happen. I’d also like to thank the JAX-RS 2.0 JSR Expert Group, especially Marek Potociar, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen, and Sergey Beryozkin.