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Akka HTTP quickstart in Java

Please see the quickstart guide for a walk through the code.

You can use Giter8 to create your own project from the quickstart. Or, download and extract the zip file( to a convenient location.


Open a console and run the following command to apply this template:

sbt -Dsbt.version=1.4.5 new akka/akka-http-java-seed.g8

This template will prompt for the following parameters. Press Enter if the default values suit you:

  • name: Becomes the name of the project.
  • organisation: Provides an organisation name for the project.
  • akka-http-version: Specifies which version of Akka HTTP should be used for this project.
  • akka-version: Specifies which version of Akka should be used for this project.

This template comes with example for an Akka HTTP server on Java QuickstartServer, along with their respective tests.

Once inside the project folder, to run this code, you can following command to run server:

sbt run

This template also provides build descriptors for maven and gradle. You can use any of the following commands to run the application:

mvn compile
mvn exec:java


gradle run

Both commands run com.lightbend.akka.http.sample.QuickstartServer by default.

Template license

Written in 2017 by Lightbend, Inc.

To the extent possible under law, the author(s) have dedicated all copyright and related and neighboring rights to this template to the public domain worldwide. This template is distributed without any warranty. See