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Spring Boot RestTemplate Tutorial with Examples


Spring Boot provides the RestTemplate class, which is a powerful and convenient way to communicate with RESTful web services. RestTemplate simplifies the process of making HTTP requests and handling responses, making it a popular choice for building RESTful clients in Spring applications.

In this tutorial, we’ll cover the basics of using RestTemplate in a Spring Boot application, including how to make GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE requests. We’ll also explore error handling and serialization/deserialization of JSON responses.


Before starting, ensure that you have a basic understanding of Spring Boot and have a Spring Boot project set up. You can use Spring Initializr ( to generate a new project with the required dependencies.


  • Spring Web

1. Adding Dependencies

Add the necessary dependencies to your pom.xml file:

2. Creating RestTemplate Bean

In your application configuration class or main class, create a RestTemplate bean:

3. Making GET Requests

Now, let’s make a simple GET request to an external API. In this example, we’ll use the JSONPlaceholder API for testing.

4. Making POST Requests

Let’s now make a POST request and send data to the server.

5. Making PUT and DELETE Requests

Similarly, you can make PUT and DELETE requests using put() and delete() methods:

6. Handling Errors

To handle errors, you can use RestTemplate exception handling mechanisms. For example:


In this tutorial, we covered the basics of using RestTemplate in a Spring Boot application. We discussed making GET, POST, PUT, and DELETE requests, handling errors, and demonstrated examples with the JSONPlaceholder API. RestTemplate is a versatile tool for working with RESTful services in your Spring Boot applications.

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