Liferay Portal 7.2 CE GA2 Release

I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of: Liferay Portal 7.2 CE GA2!


Official images can be found on Dockerhub and can be used for deployments on any system that is running Docker. For more information on configuration options for the image see the overview page. To get started with docker run the following:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.2.1-ga2


You can find the 7.2 release on the download page.  If you need additional files (for example, the source code, or dependency libraries), visit the release page.

New Features Summary

GraphQL: Liferay Portal CE GA2 now supports GraphQL. GraphQL eliminates the need to send multiple requests to an api to retrieve the data needed for javascript apps. For example to retrieve a record from the message board that includes tagging and user info such as email address via an api it would require separate queries to retrieve the thread, retrieve the message, retrieve the tags and to retrieve the user. With GraphQL all of the data can be retrieve and combined with one request. For more info see this post from Javier Gamarra on getting started with GraphQL.


Official Documentation has received a massive update and now resides on a brand new site dedicated to Liferay Portal CE.


Liferay's general policy is to test Liferay Portal CE against newer major releases of operating systems, open source app servers, browsers, and open source databases (we regularly update the bundled upstream libraries to fix bugs or take advantage of new features in the open source we depend on). 

Liferay Portal 7.2 CE was tested extensively for use with the following Application/Database Servers: 

Application Server

  • Apache Tomcat 9.0
  • Wildfly 11.0


  • HSQLDB 2 (only for demonstration, development, and testing)
  • MySQL 5.7, 8.0
  • MariaDB 10.2
  • PostgreSQL 10


  • IBM J9 JDK 8
  • Oracle JDK 8
  • Oracle JDK 11
  • All Java Technical Compatibility Kit (TCK) compliant builds of Java 11 and Java 8

Source Code

Liferay Portal CE's source is available as a zip archive on the release page, or on its home on GitHub. If you're interested in contributing, take a look at our contribution page.

Bug Reporting

If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release you can report your issue by following the bug reporting instructions found on the Liferay Portal CE site.

Getting Support

Support is provided by our awesome community. Please visit helping a developer page for more details on how you can receive support.

Fixes and Known Issues

What's Next?

Work has already begun on our next version of Liferay Portal CE 7.3. Alongside 7.3 we have some pretty exciting details to share with you. More details coming soon.


A thanks goes out to our Engineering, QA and release teams who spent countless hours developing, testing, translating and writing documentation to ensure a stable release.