3. New Features

The following new features have been added in JBoss EAP 6.2.0.
Generic JMS Resource Adapter
A generic JMS resource adapter is now available with EAP 6.2. This resource adapter is provided to support integration with external JMS systems that do not provide their own resource adapter and supports both XA and non-XA use cases. Refer to Configure a Generic JMS Resource Adapter for Use with a Third-party JMS Providerin the Administration and Configuration Guide for configuration steps.
RBAC for Management Operations
Role-based access control (RBAC) has been implemented, improving granularity of access control for management operations through all management interfaces. Users and groups can be associated with one of several roles that determine the level of access to the management operations.
Management Operations for Patching
Management operations to install patches, roll-back patches, and report patch state have been implemented. These operations enable users to install CVE, single, and cumulative patches in JBoss EAP 6.2 releases and beyond. The operations are exposed in the CLI, Native, and HTTP management interfaces. The operations will be exposed in the console in a later release.
Administrative Audit Logging
New configuration options for logging of administrative actions. Management access to the audit log configuration can be scope to Auditor role defined in RBAC configuration.
PicketLink STS Quickstart
The PicketLink Security Token Service (STS) is now available as a QuickStart.
WebSphere MQ Certification
Integration with WebSphere MQ via the WebSphere MQ resource adapter has been tested and certified.
JDBC Transaction Store
JBoss transactions can be configured to store transaction state in any of the RDBMS systems tested with JBoss EAP 6.2. This enhancement eliminates the need for a shared file system for transaction recovery.
Syslog Handler Configuration
JBoss EAP 6 now provides a handler and configuration for the syslog protocol.
WSI-Basic Profile 1.2
JBoss Web Services has been tested to assure compliance with the WSI-Basic Profile 1.2.
WSI-Basic Profile 2.0
JBoss Web Services has been tested to assure compliance with the WSI-Basic Profile 2.0.
HornetQ discovery via JGroups
HornetQ now offers dynamic discovery of server connection settings via UDP and JGroups.
External JNDI Federation
A Naming subsystem configuration has been added to the JBoss EAP 6 configuration that enables an administrator to connect an external naming system to the JBoss EAP 6 JNDI. This capability replaces the ExternalContextMBean from JBoss EAP 5.
JBoss CLI Silent Mode
A 'Silent Mode' has been added to the CommandContext API for processes embedding the CLI.
Support of custom transports in the Mail subsystem
The mail subsystem has been enhanced to enable an administrator to provide a custom transport protocol.
New Hibernate Batch Loading Algorithms
Hibernate has added two batch loading algorithms to the existing Legacy algorithm: Dynamic and Padded.
Hibernate - Improved Second Level Caching of Object References for Non-Mutable Data
Oracle 12c
The Oracle 12c database has been tested and added to the list of supported configurations.