Forum Ground Rules

What is Payara Forum?

Payara Forum is a place for those who develop with or are interested in Payara Platform. Its purpose is to discuss ideas, make suggestions and provide use cases. It is a collaborative community resource, designed for sharing experiences, skills, knowledge and interest through open conversation.

What Should You Use the Forum For?

  • Asking technical questions about the software (but NOT reporting bugs - see below) . Another Forum user, or a member of the Payara Team, may be able to provide an answer or direct you to the right resources.
  • Answering the questions of other members of the community. This Forum is designed to facilitate users helping other users.
  • Suggesting changes or providing feedback to Payara in a more general sense - to start a conversation (but NOT requesting specific Enhancements - see below)
  • Sharing your experiences of using Payara with others
  • Getting excited about the Payara Platform!
  • Sharing any top tips or interesting developments you have experienced using the software
  • Suggesting or enquiring about providing your clients with Payara Platform if you are a software/IT consultancy
  • Discussing your experiences as a Payara Partner, if you are already part of the program, and asking questions relating to your Partnership
  • Checking for announcements and new resources - we will be sharing news, releases, and updates, and announcing webinars, in the Forum

Is Payara Forum the Place to Report Bugs?

No - if there is a bug you wish to report, please visit the Payara GitHub and create an issue. We will be monitoring this more closely for bug fixes and this is the way to get our engineers to address a bug most efficiently.

Is Payara Forum the Place to Request Enhancements?

No - enhancements can be requested through GitHub by creating an issue. You can suggest changes to the Payara Platform for open discussion on the Payara Forum, but if there is a specific enhancement you need, GitHub is the place to request it.

How Else Can You Have Your Say in the Future of Payara Platform?

When bugs are reported and enhancements are requested, we welcome votes to decide what is prioritised in our upcoming releases. All you have to do is visit our GitHub open issues page and up-vote the issues you think should be looked at first by our development team.

Users up-vote on the enhancements they would like to see implemented into Payara Platform, and we currently choose the single top voted issue each month to be ‘accepted’ - but we may increase that as our Development team expands. Any issues that did not get enough votes roll over to the next month, while still keeping their votes. If an issue does not get enough votes (minimum of 2 votes) within 3 months then it will be closed, as we take it that no one is interested in the issue.

What Do I Do if I Have Developed a Bug Fix/Enhancement I Wish To See Incorporated Into the Payara Platform?

Payara Platform is built through community open source development. You can therefore issue a GitHub pull request with your suggested bug fixes and enhancements, and if successful, these will be incorporated into an upcoming release.

Will Payara Team Members Monitor the Payara Forum?

Yes. Payara team members will be regularly answering questions and directing users to answers and useful resources where possible.

However, it is worth noting that the Forum aims to facilitate community discussion, so it may be other users can answer your questions, and there is no guarantee Payara Team members will provide an answer within a certain time frame.

If you find yourself needing more support or urgent fixes, a Payara Enterprise subscription includes several options for support directly from Engineers and Hot Fixes - patched modules if an urgent solution is required. Please find out more here.


Please treat this discussion forum with the same respect you would a public park.

You may wish to respond by disagreeing. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people . Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide thoughtful insights that improve the conversation.

Make the effort to put things in the right place, so that we can spend more time discussing and less cleaning up. So:

  • Don’t start a topic in the wrong category; please read the category definitions.
  • Don’t cross-post the same thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t post no-content replies.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
  • Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to it.

Rather than posting “+1” or “Agreed”, use the Like button. Rather than taking an existing topic in a radically different direction, use Reply as a Linked Topic.

You may not post anything digital that belongs to someone else without permission. You may not post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.

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