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Cannot return plain string from @BasePathAwareController method [DATAREST-1323] #1682

spring-projects-issues opened this issue Dec 19, 2018 · 0 comments


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Doogiemuc opened DATAREST-1323 and commented

It is not possible to return a plain String from a rest controller when it is annotated with @BasePathAwareController.   

This normal controller works (but in this controller I for example couldn't inject PersistentEntityResourceAssembler)

@RequestMapping("${}")   // to expose under correct basepath
public class UserRestController {
  public @ResponseBody String getStringExample() {
    return "Some dummy String"


But this does not work:

public class UserRestController {
  public @ResponseBody String getStringExample() {
    return "Some dummy String"

This returns a quoted string.   Adding produces = "text/plain" also doesn't help. It doesn't work no matter if you use @ResponseBody or not.

Even when you return a ResponseEntity.ok("Some dummy String");   the result will still be quoted in the final response.


How can I return a plain String (e.g. a token) from a @BasePathAwareController?



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