Release Notes

UltraESB v1.7.1 - Release Notes

          AdroitLogic UltraESB

Copyright © 2010-2012 AdroitLogic Private Ltd. All Rights Reserved

** Changes for 1.7.1 ** [06-03-2012]
    - Enhancements to the Zabbix registration in UConsole
    - Zabbix trigger dependencies integration for monitoring
    - Zabbix screens integration for monitoring
    - Improved Zabbix registration templates
    - UConsole and UTerm extracted as separate distributions apart from being part of the complete distribution

** Changes for 1.7.0 ** [01-02-2012]
    - Introducing the new Mediation API with the support interfaces (Refer to Appendix B)
    - AS2 support overhauled
        - Improved and more user friendly AS2Manager API and error reporting and recovery
        - Support for any proxy service to accept or send AS2
        - Support to save messages and meta information to a database and file system
        - Support for improved sync/async MDN handling
    - Native AMQP transport
    - Throttling support for mediation
    - Protocol-Buffers based message mediation
    - Enhanced Zabbix monitoring integration
        - New Zabbix monitoring element registration wizard
        - Automatically creating the Zabbix hosts, host groups and applications as specified in the templates
        - Clustered registration of the templates into a single Zabbix server
        - Cluster graphs with consistent node colors
        - Improved registration statistics
    - Support regular expression based file path patterns for file transport
    - Support relative paths for processed and error locations for file transport
    - Enhanced connection debug logging for premature reads
    - Support restarts of services using JMS, File, Mail and Timer transports on dynamic sub contexts
    - Allow dynamic sub contexts to load/reload custom Spring beans possibly with the same name
    - Audit logs for the management activities
    - Upgrade from Spring 2.5.6 to 3.1.0-RELEASE
    - Upgrade from Spring Security 2.0.5-RELEASE to 3.1.0-RELEASE

** Changes for 1.6.2 ** [08-12-2011]
    - Improved file handling in file cache
    - Fix the issue with starting the sample configurations in Windows based systems
    - Enhanced logging to remove error logs, which are not errors from the ESB users point of view
    - Fix to stop the server if a compilation failure or configuration error is detected in the dynamic sub context at the startup
    - Fix to acquire the ZooKeeper session and close it properly in a startup just after an abnormal stop of the server
    - Enhanced JMS transport to simplify the implementation of Guaranteed-Delivery pattern
    - Improved REST proxying support when a JMS intermediary is used for guaranteed delivery

** Changes for 1.6.1 ** [24-10-2011]
    - Introducing the error description for errors mapped to the error codes
    - Improved Zabbix template registration making the process asynchronous
    - Introduction of a global endpoint "mediation.response" and streamline error handling when sending response messages
    - Improved UConsole Zabbix registration interfaces
    - Improved UTerm commands
    - Enhanced the HTTP/S transports

** Changes for 1.6.0 ** [26-09-2011]
    - Configuration update with zero downtime via JMX, UTerm and UConsole
    - Ability to pin proxy services to a given server name
    - Ability for a server to run as another and UTerm commands to start/stop server acting as another
    - Provide failover for failed nodes automatically in a clustered deployment
    - UltraESB minimal distribution artifact (nearly 6MB)
    - Improved connection debugging information
    - Improved UConsole settings to manage permissions
    - New theme for the UConsole
    - Configuration operations and server state commands added to UTerm
    - UTerm default print width changed to 120 characters and making it a configuration
    - Fixed the server startup and shutdown order
    - Improved logging
    - Improved Zabbix integration for monitoring
    - Enhanced AS2 support
    - Custom password encryption utility

** Changes for 1.5.0 ** [19-7-2011]
    ** Non backwards compatible change **
    - Ensuring consistency of properties used (See Appendix A below for the complete list)

    - Introduce UTerm the command line management terminal for the UltraESB
    - Zabbix Registration and Template management for instance monitoring
    - Logger and Appender management
    - RAM Disk based file cache for extreme performance
    - Connection debugging facility to show detailed information about connection errors
    - Allow configuration of conditions when a fail-over is safe for an endpoint
    - Better and improved handling of temporary failures of endpoints and subsequent suspension

    - Fix rendering and styling issues for Internet Explorer support for UConsole
    - Fix issue #17 - Implement a Graceful Stop for Proxy Services / Sequences
    - Bundle missing Jar file for XACML support
    - Secure JMX access to UltraESB runtime via UConsole
    - Ability to define servers, users and roles for UConsole access

    Known Issues
    - On IE web browsers the error code table and keep-alive statistics tables for the transport senders and
    listeners may not render properly

** Changes for 1.4.0 ** [2-5-2011]
    - Implementation of JSON management services and a Web based management console (uconsole) for the UltraESB
    - Support for centralized cluster management via ZooKeeper, with Round-Robin restart of the cluster
    - Support for local and distributed caching across cluster via ehCache - for stateful service state replication
    - JMX support enhancements using MXBeans
    - Native agent for reporting monitoring information to Zabbix monitoring console
    - Integration with FastXML to boost XML processing performance using libraries such as VTD XML
    - Dynamic configuration changes - Updating, loading and unloading of configuration elements
    - Preparation of a configuration before updates to ensure that a switch or load will work
    - Support for XACML for entitlement using PicketBox
    - XML / SOAP to JSON auto conversion

    - Issue #11 - Support for XML / SOAP to JSON conversion using direct streaming or XSLT
    - Enhancements to the SOA ToolBox (Save and restore configurations)

    - Support single addresses for group endpoints such as round-robin, fail over etc.
    - Fix SOAP header extraction to support headers without prefixes
    - Resolve WS-Security compatibility issue with .Net
    - Fix for NTLM authenticated connections without a zero byte expect 100-continue request

    - ** NOTE: Deprecated variable name **
      The variable name used for the current message passed to the JSR 223 scripting language as been changed to "msg"
      to be the same name as passed into Java code fragments. Please update any scripting language sequences accordingly
    - ** NOTE: Service URL pattern change **
      Remove default mapping of "*" as the URL of a service (Note: This may require a configuration change)

** Changes for 1.3.0 ** [22-10-2010]
    - Include a temporary patch for HTTPCORE-239 until its next version is released
    - Issue #8 Support the creation of JSON Data Services using JDBC queries
    - Enhance the Mediation API to convert between JSON and Java beans
    - Enhance the Mediation API to convert between ISO8601 and UTC date formats into java.util.Date and java.sql.Date
    - Add a sample showing the use of multiple JTA resources, and transaction semantic compliant file system updates
    - Allow response compression to be disabled, even if the request contains Accept-Encoding headers
    - Add a sample showing an email poll and saving attachments into the file system
    - Start sample Jetty server of SOA ToolBox on port 9002 for easy SSL testing

** Changes for 1.2.0 ** [24-9-2010]
    - Issue #5 Allow an XML message to be easily split with an XPath and parts processed serially
    - Issue #4 Allow the invocation of a sub-sequence during mediation
    - Issue #3 Provide the ability to log wire-level messages in UltraESB
    - Issue #2 File locking support on Windows
    - Issue #1 Support NTLM / v2 authentication for outgoing requests
    - Update Eclipse project file
    - Expose ability to invoke other sequences

    - ToolBox Issue #2 Provide an option in the Toolbox to turn on HTTP/S logging
    - ToolBox Issue #1 Add support for NTLM / v2 authentication to the ToolBox

** Changes for 1.1.0 ** [24-8-2010]
    - Release the source code under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3
    - Inclusion of XBean JAR file to optionally configure an ActiveMQ JMS Server within the UltraESB Configuration
    - Added samples related to Email / JMS
    - Fix JMS listener shutdown

** Changes for 1.0.1 ** [7-7-2010]
    - Support for Gmail/ SSL authenticated email access options for the email transport

** Changes for 1.0.0 ** [3-5-2010]
    - Add a Quickstart Guide PDF

    - Enable deployment over JEE containers to tap into JTA transaction manager capabilities to suspend/resume from
    different threads

    - Add a JMS Client to the ToolBox for testing purposes

    - Annotate sample configurations for better understanding

    - Simplify execution of performance test scenarios

    - Simplify load balancing and failover for proxying to Tomcat servers with sticky session support

    - Includes debug information for Java code fragments to specify line numbers on Exceptions etc

    - Supports Basic, Digest and AWS S3 authentication for outgoing HTTP/S connections with pre-emptive authentication
    support for Basic and AWS S3 authentication

    - Enhancement of the public APIs with many convenience methods - including support for WS-Addressing and Faults

    - Support for HTTP/S cookie manipulation - reading and setting

    - Support multi-entity response streaming over HTTP/S with support for timeout processing and pre-mature entity close

    - Message splitting and aggregation support with timeouts

    - Introduces MLLP and MLLPS (i.e. over SSL) support for the Health Level 7 (HL7) protocol.

    - Introduces XQuery support using The Saxon XSLT and XQuery Processor from Saxonica Limited. The free and  open
    source version Saxon-HE maybe downloaded from while the more advanced
    Professional and Enterprise editions maybe downloaded from To install the Saxon-HE library
    simply copy the saxon9he.jar into the lib/optional directory

    - Introduces Support for Json using the Jackson library

    - Various enhancements and bug fixes

** Changes for 1.0-beta3-b2 ** [18-3-2010]

    - Based on user feedback of the source code, the code has now been reorganized to clearly separate the public API
    into a separate JAR file. This will ensure that user developed code will not accidentally link with the UltraESB

    - The API JAR is published at the AdroitLogic Maven 2 repository at :

    - The above change removes the static methods of the Mediation class, and makes Mediation an interface. An instance
    is now passed as the variable "mediation" into a sequence, and could be used to invoke the same mediation routines
    as before. Message, Mediation and Configuration are the main

    - The full public API of the UltraESB is published at

    - The UltraRuntime project files provided to develop with the UltraESB are mainly tested only against IntelliJ
    IDEA Community Edition 9.0 - which is available as free and open source software. The Eclipse and Netbeans files
    are provided-as-is, and we welcome any improvements to them from users.

=== Appendix A ===

This appendix describes the detailed renaming of property keys for version 1.5.0 from previous releases. The left side
shows the pre v1.5.0 name/key of the property and the right side shows the same from v1.5.0 onwards.

To migrate any pre v1.5.0 configuration to a v1.5.0 or later configuration, please refer the following tables, and/or
request for free assistance from AdroitLogic via any preferred support chanel

FORWARD_URL_POSTFIX             => ultra.http.forward_url_postfix
QUERY_PARAM_MAP                 => ultra.http.query_param_map
HTTP_METHOD                     => ultra.http.method
HTTP_SIZE                       => ultra.http.message_size
RESPONSE_STATUS_CODE            => ultra.http.response_status_code
LOCATION_SWITCH_BACK            => ultra.http.location_switch_back
transport.auth.username         => ultra.http.auth_username
transport.auth.password         => ultra.http.auth_password
transport.auth.domain           => ultra.http.ntlm_auth_domain
transport.auth.workstation      => ultra.http.ntlm_workstation
http.auth.scheme.holder         => ultra.http.auth_scheme_holder
http.auth.connection            => ultra.http.auth_connection
http.auth.scheme                => ultra.http.auth_scheme
ultra.https.client_dn           => ultra.http.ssl_client_dn
ultra.https.client_certs        => ultra.http.ssl_client_certs
stripURLPrefix                  => ultra.http.strip_url_prefix
wsdlURL                         => ultra.http.wsdl_url

JMS_MESSAGE_TYPE                => ultra.jms.message_type
JMS_BYTE_MESSAGE                => bytes_message
JMS_TEXT_MESSAGE                => text_message
JMS_MAP_MESSAGE                 => map_message
JMS_COORELATION_ID              => ultra.jms.correlation_id
JMS_MESSAGE_ID                  => ultra.jms.message_id
JMS_DELIVERY_MODE               => ultra.jms.delivery_mode
JMS_DESTINATION                 => ultra.jms.destination
JMS_EXPIRATION                  => ultra.jms.expiration
JMS_REDELIVERED                 => ultra.jms.redelivered
JMS_REPLY_TO                    => ultra.jms.reply_to
JMS_TIMESTAMP                   => ultra.jms.timestamp
JMS_TYPE                        => ultra.jms.type
JMS_PRIORITY                    => ultra.jms.priority
destinationName                 => ultra.jms.destination
replyDestinationName            => ultra.jms.reply_destination

FilePath                        => ultra.file.path
FileName                        =>
FileSize                        => ultra.file.size
FileScheme                      => ultra.file.scheme
OriginalFileName                => ultra.file.original_name
fileNamePattern                 => ultra.file.name_pattern
moveAfterProcess                => ultra.file.move_after_process
moveAfterFailure                => ultra.file.move_after_failure
moveTimestampFormat             => ultra.file.move_timestamp_format
fileTimestampFormat             => ultra.file.timestamp_format

ultra.http.request_size         => ultra.tcp.request_size
tcp.snd_io_threads              => ultra.tcp.snd_io_threads
tcp.lst_io_threads              => ultra.tcp.lst_io_threads
tcp.socket.timeout              => ultra.tcp.socket_timeout
tcp.tcp.nodelay                 => ultra.tcp.tcp_nodelay
tcp.socket.buffer-size          => ultra.tcp.socket_buffer_size
tcp.socket.linger               => ultra.tcp.socket_linger
tcp.connection.timeout          => ultra.tcp.connection_timeout
tcp.connection.stalecheck       => ultra.tcp.stale_connection_check

mllp.max_message_size           => ultra.mllp.max_message_size

HL7SendingApplication           => ultra.hl7.sending_application
HL7SendingFacility              => ultra.hl7.sending_facility
HL7ReceivingApplication         => ultra.hl7.receiving_application
HL7ReceivingFacility            => ultra.hl7.receiving_facility
HL7Timestamp                    => ultra.hl7.timestamp
HL7Security                     =>
HL7MessageType                  => ultra.hl7.message_type
HL7TriggerEvent                 => ultra.hl7.trigger_event
HL7MessageControl               => ultra.hl7.message_control
HL7ProcessingId                 => ultra.hl7.processing_id
HL7VersionId                    => ultra.hl7.version_id

protocol                        => ultra.mail.protocol
folder                          => ultra.mail.folder
concurrentPollingAllowed        => ultra.mail.concurrent_polling_allowed
processMailInParallel           => ultra.mail.process_in_parallel
moveAfterFailure                => ultra.mail.move_after_failure
moveAfterProcess                => ultra.mail.move_after_process
leaveAfterFailure               => ultra.mail.leave_after_failure
leaveAfterProcess               => ultra.mail.leave_after_process
preserveHeaders                 => ultra.mail.preserve_headers
removeHeaders                   => ultra.mail.remove_headers
mainPartIdentificationPriority  => ultra.mail.main_part_identification_priority
retainAlternativeParts          => ultra.mail.retain_alternative_parts
from                            => ultra.mail.from
cc                              =>
bcc                             => ultra.mail.bcc
subject                         => ultra.mail.subject

cronExpression                  => ultra.polling.cron_expression
startDelay                      => ultra.polling.start_delay
repeatInterval                  => ultra.polling.repeat_interval
repeatCount                     => ultra.polling.repeat_count
concurrent                      => ultra.polling.concurrent
disabled                        => ultra.polling.disabled

url                             => ultra.transport.url

switchLocationHeadersTo         => ultra.endpoint.switch_location_headers_to
socket_timeout                  => ultra.endpoint.socket_timeout
keepalive_timeout               => ultra.endpoint.keepalive_timeout
responseValidatorBean           => ultra.endpoint.response_validator_bean

SOAP_HEADERS                    => ultra.soap.headers
MERGED                          => ultra.mediation.aggregator.merged
EXPIRED                         => ultra.mediation.aggregator.expired
AGGREGATION_EXPIRY              => ultra.mediation.aggregator.expiry_time
part                            => ultra.mediation.aggregator.part
size                            => ultra.mediation.aggregator.size

=== Appendix B ===

This appendix describes the detailed re-factoring of Mediation API for version 1.7.0 from previous releases. The left side
shows the pre v1.7.0 mediation API methods and the right side shows the same from v1.7.0 onwards with the support interfaces.

Support interfaces improves the usability of the API, by grouping the similar operations into a single interface.

To migrate any pre v1.7.0 configuration to a v1.7.0 or later configuration, please refer the following tables, and/or
request for free assistance from AdroitLogic via any preferred support chanel. Please note that the previous API methods
are still available as deprecated and planned to be removed in a next version of the UltraESB and hence migrating to the
new API is highly recommended.


setPayloadToSOAP11Fault         => SOAPSupport#setPayloadToSOAP11Fault
setPayloadToSOAP12Fault         => SOAPSupport#setPayloadToSOAP12Fault
isSoap                          => SOAPSupport#isSoap
getSoapFaultCode                => SOAPSupport#getSoapFaultCode
getSoapFaultString              => SOAPSupport#getSoapFaultString
getSoapFaultDetail              => SOAPSupport#getSoapFaultDetail
getSoapHeaderAsString           => SOAPSupport#getSoapHeaderAsString
getSoapHeadersAsStrings         => SOAPSupport#getSoapHeadersAsStrings
getSoapAddressingTo             => SOAPSupport#getSoapAddressingTo
getSoapAction                   => SOAPSupport#getSoapAction
getSoapAddressingAction         => SOAPSupport#getSoapAddressingAction
getSoapAddressingReplyTo        => SOAPSupport#getSoapAddressingReplyTo
getSoapAddressingFaultTo        => SOAPSupport#getSoapAddressingFaultTo
getSoapAddressingFrom           => SOAPSupport#getSoapAddressingFrom
getSoapAddressingMessageID      => SOAPSupport#getSoapAddressingMessageID
convertFromFI                   => SOAPSupport#convertFromFI
convertToFI                     => SOAPSupport#convertToFI
convertSOAPToJSONStream         => SOAPSupport#convertSOAPToJSONStream
validate                        => SOAPSupport#validate
filter                          => SOAPSupport#filter
remove                          => SOAPSupport#remove
extractAsStringUsingXPath       => SOAPSupport#extractAsStringUsingXPath
transform                       => SOAPSupport#transform
splitAndProcess                 => SOAPSupport#splitAndProcess


convertFromFI                   => XMLSupport#convertFromFI
convertToFI                     => XMLSupport#convertToFI
convertToDOM                    => XMLSupport#convertToDOM
convertXMLToJSONStream          => XMLSupport#convertXMLToJSONStream
validate                        => XMLSupport#validate
filter                          => XMLSupport#filter
remove                          => XMLSupport#remove
extractAsStringUsingXPath       => XMLSupport#extractAsStringUsingXPath
extractAsNodeListUsingXPath     => XMLSupport#extractAsNodeListUsingXPath
transform                       => XMLSupport#transform
retainElementAsPayload          => XMLSupport#retainElementAsPayload
mergeXMLAttachmentsUnderElement => XMLSupport#mergeXMLAttachmentsUnderElement
splitAndProcess                 => XMLSupport#splitAndProcess
createDOMDocument               => XMLSupport#createDOMDocument


isHessian                       => HTTPSupport#isHessian
setCookie                       => HTTPSupport#setCookie
getCookie                       => HTTPSupport#getCookie
addPreemptiveBasicAuthentication => HTTPSupport#addPreemptiveBasicAuthentication
getJvmRoute                     => HTTPSupport#


convertXMLToJSONStream          => JSONSupport#convertXMLToJSONStream
convertJSONToStream             => JSONSupport#convertJSONToStream
convertSOAPToJSONStream         => JSONSupport#convertSOAPToJSONStream
convertXMLToJSONStream          => JSONSupport#convertXMLToJSONStream
convertToUntypedJSON            => JSONSupport#convertToUntypedJSON
convertToTypedJSON              => JSONSupport#convertToTypedJSON
processBasicJSONDataServiceRequest => JSONSupport#processBasicJSONDataServiceRequest


isPermitted                     => XACMLSupport#isPermitted


getISO8601FormattedString       => DateSupport#getISO8601FormattedString
getDateFromISO8601String        => DateSupport#getDateFromISO8601String
getSQLDateFromISO8601String     => DateSupport#getSQLDateFromISO8601String
getUTFFormattedString           => DateSupport#getUTFFormattedString
getDateFromUTCString            => DateSupport#getDateFromUTCString
getSQLDateFromUTCString         => DateSupport#getSQLDateFromUTCString


getLocalCache                   => CachingSupport#getLocalCache()
getLocalPermanentCache          => CachingSupport#getLocalPermanentCache()
getLocalPersistentCache         => CachingSupport#getLocalPersistentCache()
getDistributedCache             => CachingSupport#getDistributedCache()
getDistributedPermanentCache    => CachingSupport#getDistributedPermanentCache()
getDistributedPersistentCache   => CachingSupport#getDistributedPersistentCache()
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