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Spring Cloud Open Service Broker is a framework for building Spring Boot applications that implement the Open Service Broker API.

This project was formerly named Spring Cloud - Cloud Foundry Service Broker. View the 1.0.x branch of this repository for information on using the released versions of the project with artifacts using that name.

Version Compatibility

The following table describes the version compatibility matrix for the various releases of Spring Cloud Open Service Broker.

Spring Cloud Open Service Broker Open Service Broker API Spring Boot Spring Framework





















Spring WebFlux and Spring MVC are both supported in version 3.0 and later

Getting Started

See the project site and reference documentation to get started building a service broker using this framework.

Gradle Dependencies


Maven Dependencies:


See the migration guide if you are migrating a project from Spring Cloud - Cloud Foundry Service Broker 1.x to Spring Cloud Open Service Broker 2.x.


This project requires Java 8.

The project is built with Gradle. The Gradle wrapper allows you to build the project on multiple platforms and even if you do not have Gradle installed; run it in place of the gradle command (as ./gradlew) from the root of the main project directory.

Compile the project and run tests

./gradlew build

Deploy the artifacts to your local maven repository:

./gradlew publishToMavenLocal

Working with the code

If you don’t have an IDE preference we would recommend that you use Spring Tool Suite or Eclipse when working with the code. We use the m2eclipse eclipse plugin for maven support. Other IDEs and tools should also work without issue as long as they use Maven 3.3.3 or better.


Spring Cloud is released under the non-restrictive Apache 2.0 license, and follows a very standard Github development process, using Github tracker for issues and merging pull requests into master. If you want to contribute even something trivial please do not hesitate, but follow the guidelines below.

Sign the Contributor License Agreement

Before we accept a non-trivial patch or pull request we will need you to sign the Contributor License Agreement. Signing the contributor’s agreement does not grant anyone commit rights to the main repository, but it does mean that we can accept your contributions, and you will get an author credit if we do. Active contributors might be asked to join the core team, and given the ability to merge pull requests.

Code of Conduct

This project adheres to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code. Please report unacceptable behavior to

Code Conventions and Housekeeping

None of these is essential for a pull request, but they will all help. They can also be added after the original pull request but before a merge.

  • Use the Spring Framework code format conventions. If you use Eclipse you can import formatter settings using the eclipse-code-formatter.xml file from the Spring Cloud Build project. If using IntelliJ, you can use the Eclipse Code Formatter Plugin to import the same file.

  • Make sure all new .java files to have a simple Javadoc class comment with at least an @author tag identifying you, and preferably at least a paragraph on what the class is for.

  • Add the ASF license header comment to all new .java files (copy from existing files in the project)

  • Add yourself as an @author to the .java files that you modify substantially (more than cosmetic changes).

  • Add some Javadocs and, if you change the namespace, some XSD doc elements.

  • A few unit tests would help a lot as well — someone has to do it.

  • If no-one else is using your branch, please rebase it against the current master (or other target branch in the main project).

  • When writing a commit message please follow these conventions, if you are fixing an existing issue please add Fixes #XXXX at the end of the commit message (where XXXX is the GitHub issue number).