The Apache Tomcat team announces the immediate availability of Apache
Apache Tomcat 8 is an open source software implementation of the Java
Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java
Apache Tomcat 8.0.21 includes numerous fixes for issues identified
in 8.0.20 as well as a number of other enhancements and changes. The
notable changes since 8.0.20 include:
- Enable Tomcat to detect when a WAR file has been changed while Tomcat
is not running.
- Add support for Java 8 JSSE server-preferred TLS cipher suite
ordering. This feature requires Java 8.
- Update to Tomcat Native Library version 1.1.33 to pick up the Windows
binaries that are based on OpenSSL 1.0.1m and APR 1.5.1
- Implement a new feature for AJP connectors - Tomcat Authorization.
If enabled Tomcat will take an authenticated user name from the AJP
protocol and use the appropriate Realm for the request to authorize
(i.e. add roles) to that user.
Please refer to the change log for the complete list of changes:
Migration guides from Apache Tomcat 5.5.x, 6.0.x and 7.0.x:
- The Apache Tomcat team