Apache CXF 2.6.0 Released


The Apache CXF team is proud to announce the availability of the 2.6.0

Apache CXF is an open source services framework. CXF helps you build and
develop services using frontend programming APIs like JAX-WS and JAX-RS.
These services can speak a variety of protocols such as SOAP, XML/HTTP,
RESTful HTTP, or CORBA and work over a variety of transports such as HTTP
and JMS.

CXF includes a broad feature set, but it is primarily focused on the
following areas:

* Web Services Standards Support: CXF supports a variety of web service
standards including SOAP, the WSI Basic Profile, WSDL, WS-Addressing, WS-
Policy, WS-ReliableMessaging, WS-Security, WS-SecurityPolicy, WS-Trust, and

* REST based service creation based on JAX-RS 1.1 standard API’s.

* Frontends: CXF supports a variety of “frontend” programming models. CXF
provides a JAX-WS 2.2 Compliant frontend. It also includes a “simple
frontend” which allows creation of clients and endpoints without
annotations. CXF supports both contract first development with WSDL and code
first development starting from Java.

* Ease of use: CXF is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. There are
simple APIs to quickly build code-first services, Maven plug-ins to make
tooling integration easy, JAX-WS API support, Spring XML support to make
configuration a snap, and much more.

What’s new in CXF 2.6.0:
* Enhanced OSGi support including individual bundles, configuration service
support, blueprint enhancements, etc..
* OAuth 2 support
* Many STS enhancements including Renewal bindings for SAML tokens, bulk
issuing/validation/cancelling/renewal of security tokens, some advanced
features based around Claims, such as Claims Transformation, and pluggable
custom Claims Parsing.
* The WS-Security module now supports replay detection by default of
Timestamps and UsernameToken nonces.
*New ability to register custom JAX-RS Context providers.
* New @UseAsyncMethod annotation for JAX-WS services.
* Much more…….

See the 2.6 Migration guide at:
for more details about the release and the new features.

As always, we welcome feedback on our mailing lists:

Downloads are available from: