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Akka HTTP quickstart in Scala

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.


  • JDK 11
  • sbt 1.4.x or higher

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

sbt -Dsbt.version=1.3.13 new akka/akka-http-quickstart-scala.g8

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

  • name: Becomes the name of the project.
  • scala_version: Specifies the Scala version for this project.
  • akka_http_version: Specifies which version of Akka HTTP should be used for this project. Must be at least 10.2.0.
  • akka_version: Specifies which version of Akka should be used for this project. Must be at least 2.6.0.
  • organization: Specifies the organization for this project.

The template comes with the following sources:

  • QuickstartApp.scala -- contains the main method which bootstraps the application
  • UserRoutes.scala -- Akka HTTP routes defining exposed endpoints
  • UserRegistry.scala -- the actor which handles the registration requests
  • JsonFormats.scala -- converts the JSON data from requests into Scala types and from Scala types into JSON responses

Once inside the project folder use the following command to run the code:

sbt run

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