What is new in WebSphere Application Server traditional

WebSphere® Application Server traditional excels as the foundation for a service-oriented architecture. Version 9.0 offers support for Java™ SE 8 and Java EE 7 technology and several enhancements.

Version 9.0.5

  • Running on the cloud

    The documentation describes ways to install WebSphere Application Server environments on the cloud.

    The Moving applications to the cloud section describes tools that can help you modernize your applications and move them to the cloud.

  • [Solaris][HP-UX]On September 30, 2022, the WebSphere Application Server family of products discontinues support for the Solaris and HP-UX operating systems. You can purchase extended support for these operating systems. For details about the end of support, extended support, and suggested migration options, see the Software support discontinuance announcement.
  • Improvements to existing features
    • Java virtual machine settings

      Java EE application classes are now added to the shared class cache.

    • JSON Web Token authentication

      WebSphere Application Server traditional supports JSON Web Token (JWT) as an authentication token by using the OpenID Connect (OIDC) Trust Association Interceptor (TAI). JWT is a JSON-based open standard (RFC 7519) for exchanging authentication and authorization information between parties.

    • JAX-RS 2.0 CXF upgrade

      The implementation of JAX-RS 2.0 in WebSphere Application Server traditional 9.0.5.0 now forks from the CXF 3.1.18 release. Previously, the JAX-RS 2.0 implementation forked from the CXF 3.0.3 release.

    • JIT deployment of EJB 1.x and 2.x session beans

      You can use JIT deployment for EJB 1.x and 2.x session beans. Only modules that contain entity EJBs require use of the EJB deploy tool.

Version 9.0.0

Details about what is new

To learn more about the new and changed features in key areas that affect your specific roles in your business, see the information about what is new for installers, administrators, security specialists, developers, and deployers.