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This is the documentation for the Payara Platform Enterprise Edition, designed to increase stability and security in production environments and provide customers with access to production-oriented features, tools, and capabilities.

Payara Platform Enterprise consists of Payara Server and Payara Micro. They have a monthly release cadence, are designed for production environments, and new features are added to Payara Platform Enterprise after they have been thoroughly tested for stability.


The Enterprise Edition downloads can be found in the Payara Enterprise repository of our Nexus Server. More information can be found in the Payara Enterprise Download guide (only accessible for Enterprise Customers).


Payara Server began life in 2014, derived from GlassFish 4.1. Since then, Payara Server has been refined with bug fixes, enhanced with new features, and has grown a strong community following. The documentation here will be updated with all the significant changes made with each new release.


Payara Server Documentation

The documentation of Payara Server distribution. Provides information about configuring and administering Payara Server, as well as how to deploy applications and how to use provided resources in deployed applications.

Payara Micro Documentation

The documentation of Payara Micro edition, which is a single file runtime capable of running applications from the command line. Payara Micro is designed to run applications in cloud and containerized environments a well as in embedded and IoT devices. It provides most of the functionality of Payara Server, adding some specific features for flexible deployments and ease of use.

Most of the Payara Server documentation also applies to Payara Micro unless stated otherwise