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Getting Started with Spring Boot and Swagger


Swagger is a powerful tool for designing, building, and documenting APIs. In this tutorial, we’ll explore how to integrate Swagger with a Spring Boot application. Swagger simplifies API development by providing a standardized way to describe and document RESTful APIs.


Before we begin, make sure you have the following installed:

  • Java JDK (8 or later)
  • Maven
  • Your favorite IDE (Eclipse, IntelliJ, or Visual Studio Code)

Step 1: Create a Spring Boot Project

You can use Spring Initializr ( to generate a new Spring Boot project. Include the “Spring Web” and “Spring Boot DevTools” dependencies.

Alternatively, you can use the following Maven dependencies:

Step 2: Add Swagger Dependencies

Add the Swagger dependencies to your pom.xml file:

Step 3: Configure Swagger in your Application

Create a Swagger configuration class in your project. This class will use SpringFox to enable Swagger for your Spring Boot application:

Replace "" with the base package of your Spring Boot application.

Step 4: Create a Sample Controller

Create a sample controller with some REST endpoints:

Step 5: Run Your Application

Run your Spring Boot application. Open your browser and navigate to http://localhost:8080/swagger-ui.html. You should see the Swagger UI interface, allowing you to explore and interact with your API.


Congratulations! You’ve successfully integrated Swagger with your Spring Boot application. Swagger provides a powerful toolset for API development, making it easier to design, document, and test your APIs. Explore additional Swagger features and customize your documentation further to suit your project’s needs.

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