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The goal of the project is to provide a flexible and configurable mechanism for writing simple services that can be exposed over HTTP.

This takes your Spring Data repositories and front-ends them with HTTP, allowing you full CRUD capability over your entities, to include managing associations.


Code of Conduct

This project is governed by the Spring Code of Conduct. By participating, you are expected to uphold this code of conduct. Please report unacceptable behavior to

Getting Started

Here is a quick teaser of an application using Spring Data REST in Java:

@RepositoryRestResource(path = "people")
public interface PersonRepository extends CrudRepository<Person, Long> {

  List<Person> findByLastname(String lastname);

  @RestResource(path = "byFirstname")
  List<Person> findByFirstnameLike(String firstname);

class ApplicationConfig extends AbstractMongoConfiguration {

  public MongoClient mongoClient() {
    return new MongoClient();

  protected String getDatabaseName() {
    return "springdata";
curl -v "http://localhost:8080/people/search/byFirstname?firstname=Oliver*&sort=name,desc"

Maven configuration

Add the Maven dependency:


If you’d rather like the latest snapshots of the upcoming major version, use our Maven snapshot repository and declare the appropriate dependency version.


  <name>Spring Snapshot Repository</name>

Getting Help

Having trouble with Spring Data? We’d love to help!

Reporting Issues

Spring Data uses GitHub as issue tracking system to record bugs and feature requests. If you want to raise an issue, please follow the recommendations below:

  • Before you log a bug, please search the issue tracker to see if someone has already reported the problem.

  • If the issue doesn’t already exist, create a new issue.

  • Please provide as much information as possible with the issue report, we like to know the version of Spring Data that you are using and JVM version.

  • If you need to paste code, or include a stack trace use GitHub’s flavor of Markdown and wrap your code with triple-backquotes.

  • If possible try to create a test-case or project that replicates the issue. Attach a link to your code or a compressed file containing your code.

Building from Source

You don’t need to build from source to use Spring Data (binaries in, but if you want to try out the latest and greatest, Spring Data can be easily built with the maven wrapper. You also need JDK 17.

 $ ./mvnw clean install

If you want to build with the regular mvn command, you will need Maven v3.5.0 or above.

Also see CONTRIBUTING.adoc if you wish to submit pull requests, and in particular please sign the Contributor’s Agreement before your first non-trivial change.

Building reference documentation

Building the documentation builds also the project without running tests.

 $ ./mvnw clean install -Pantora

The generated documentation is available from target/site/reference/html/index.html.


The site contains several guides that show how to use Spring Data step-by-step:



Spring Data REST is Open Source software released under the Apache 2.0 license.