This an overview of security concept and new & enhanced features of security in WebSphere application server 8.
In Websphere application server 8, you can disable the WMQ messaging functionality, if you are not using it.
In Websphere application server 8, you can geneate thread dumps, heap dumps and core files using the administration console with just a click of a button.
High Performance Extensible Logging (HPEL) is a log and trace facility that is provided as a part of WebSphere Application Server. HPEL provides a convenient mechanism for storing and accessing log, trace, System.err, and System.out information produced by the application server or your applications. It is an alternative to the basic log and trace facility, which provided the JVM logs, diagnostic trace, and service log files commonly named SystemOut.log/SystemErr.log, trace.log, and activity.log.
The properties file based configuration feature can be used copy configuration properties from one environment to another. And also use the properties file to troubleshoot configuration issues and apply one set of configuration properties across multiple profiles, nodes, cells, servers or applications. The Monitored Directory deployment has extended to use the properties file to install, uninstall or update an application in version8.
Monitored directory/deployment is a new, simple and fast way for administrators and developers to install, update, and uninstall applications by moving archive files in or out of a monitored directory. A user who has prepackaged an application file with all required bindings specified can quickly deploy that application without having to resort to any tools other than a running application server, or, in a network deployment environment, a deployment manager.
WebSphere Customization Toolbox includes tools for managing, configuring, and migrating various parts of your WebSphere Application Server environment.
The tools included are:
- Web Server Plug-ins Configuration Tool
- Profile Management Tool
- Z/OS Migration Management Tool