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Swagger Sample App


This is a scala project to build a stand-alone server which implements the Swagger spec. It demonstrates both removal of the .{format} in the path as well as placement of specific resource listings under an alternate path.

DANGER! Most clients lie about what format of data they want. By requiring .{format} in the root api you are doing your clients a huge favor. Otherwise they need to correctly pass Accept headers to the API. That's all good and fine but most client's don't do that. And since you probably can't just support JSON, somebody will get a tech support call. You've been warned.

The default ApiListingResource lives in swagger-jaxrs--it is included by adding the following to the web.xml:


Note the com.wordnik.swagger.jaxrs contains the default resource listing. When overriding the default resource listing, simply provide that functionality in a new resource and add it to the packages. For this sample, the new resource listing class is here. One other requirement is setting the JaxrsApiReader format string to an empty string in a bootstrap servlet

  class Bootstrap extends HttpServlet {

The api resource paths are also modified to live in the /resources/{api} path. This is done by declaring both a listing path and listing class to two resources:

The actual class implementing the API:

  @Api(value = "/pet",
    description = "Operations about pets",
    listingPath = "/resources/pet")
  @Produces(Array("application/json", "application/xml"))
  class PetResourceJSONXML extends PetResource

And the class creating the resource listing:

  @Api(value = "/pet",
    description = "Operations about pets",
    listingPath = "/resources/pet",
    listingClass = "com.wordnik.swagger.sample.resource.PetResourceJSONXML")
  @Produces(Array("application/json", "application/xml"))
  class PetResourceListingJSON extends Help

Note in the above, the "listingClass" points to the implementing class. It also implements the Help trait.

To build from source

Please follow instructions to build the top-level swagger-core project

To run (with Maven)

To run the server, run this task:

  mvn package -Dlog4j.configuration=file:./conf/ jetty:run

This will start Jetty embedded on port 8002 and apply the logging configuration from conf/

Testing the server

Once started, you can navigate to http://localhost:8002/api/resources to view the Swagger Resource Listing. This tells you that the server is up and ready to demonstrate Swagger.

Using the UI

There is an HTML5-based API tool available in a separate project. This lets you inspect the API using an intuitive UI. You can pull this code from here:

You can then open the src/main/html/index.html file in any HTML5-enabled browser. Open opening, enter the URL of your server in the top-centered input box (default is http://localhost:8002/api). Click the "Explore" button and you should see the resources available on the server.

Applying an API key

The sample app has an implementation of the Swagger ApiAuthorizationFilter. This restricts access to resources based on api-key. There are two keys defined in the sample app:

  • - default-key
  • - special-key
  • When no key is applied, the "default-key" is applied to all operations. If the "special-key" is entered, a number of other resources are shown in the UI, including sample CRUD operations. Note this behavior is similar to that on but the behavior is entirely up to the implementor.

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