JWT Spring Security Demo
This is just a simple demo for using JSON Web Token (JWT) with Spring Security and Spring Boot 2. This solution is partially based on the blog entry REST Security with JWT using Java and Spring Security and the demo project Cerberus. Thanks to the authors!
This demo is build with with Maven 3 and Java 1.8.
Just start the application with the Spring Boot maven plugin (
mvn spring-boot:run). The application is
running at http://localhost:8080.
There are three user accounts present to demonstrate the different levels of access to the endpoints in the API and the different authorization exceptions:
Admin - admin:admin User - user:password Disabled - disabled:password (this user is disabled)
There are three endpoints that are reasonable for the demo:
/auth - authentication endpoint with unrestricted access /persons - an example endpoint that is restricted to authorized users (a valid JWT token must be present in the request header) /protected - an example endpoint that is restricted to authorized users with the role 'ROLE_ADMIN' (a valid JWT token must be present in the request header)
Generating password hash for new users
Using another database
Actually this demo is using an embedded H2 database that is automatically configured by Spring Boot. If you want to connect to another database you have to specify the connection in the application.yml in the resource directory. Here is an example for a MySQL DB:
spring: jpa: hibernate: # possible values: validate | update | create | create-drop ddl-auto: create-drop datasource: url: jdbc:mysql://localhost/myDatabase username: myUser password: myPassword driver-class-name: com.mysql.jdbc.Driver
Hint: For other databases like MySQL sequences don't work for ID generation. So you have to change the GenerationType in the entity beans to 'AUTO' or 'IDENTITY'.
You can find a reference of all application properties here.
This project has a docker image. You can find it at https://hub.docker.com/r/hubae/jwt-spring-security-demo/.
If you have project related questions please take a look at the past questions or create a new ticket with your question.
If you have questions that are not directly related to this project (e.g. common questions to the Spring Framework or Spring Security etc.) please search the web or look at Stackoverflow.
Sorry for that but I'm very busy right now and don't have much time.
- spring-security-pac4j a Spring Boot integration for Pac4j (a Java security engine that covers JWT beside others)
- For more complex microservice environments take a look here: Using JWT with Spring Security OAuth
Dan Vega (https://twitter.com/therealdanvega) created a video that explained this project quite fine. Thanks to him!
Copyright and license
The code is released under the MIT license.
Please feel free to send me some feedback or questions!