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The WildFly team have announced that WildFly 11 Beta 1 is now available. This release is now feature complete.

The key highlights of WildFly 11 Beta 1 are:

  • New Security Infrastructure - Elytron
  • Simplification of JNDI and EJB invocation
  • HTTP/2 support
  • Out of the box load balancer configuration

Of these changes, the most significant is the Elytron security system.

Elytron offers a centralised security framework that can be used both by applications deployed to the application server and by the application server itself, thus providing a consistent approach to security for WildFly 11 users. Elytron covers both authentication and authorization.

WildFly 11 Beta 1 can be downloaded directly from http://wildfly.org/downloads/

What are your thoughts on this new Beta? How does it compare to previous version of WildFly that you've used? Get involved in the community and leave your thoughts below.