Generate Swagger UI through Spring Boot Application.

Statement : Generate Swagger UI for the listing of all the REST APIs through Spring Boot Application.

Follow the below steps to generate the Swagger UI  through Spring Boot application –

  1. Add following dependency in pom.xml –











  1.  Add the following piece of code in your main application class having the @EnableSwagger2 annotation.



public class MyApp {

public static void main(String[] args) {, args);



  public Docket api() {

    return new Docket(DocumentationType.SWAGGER_2).select()





  public ApiInfo apiInfo() {

    final ApiInfoBuilder builder = new ApiInfoBuilder();

    builder.title(“My Application API through Swagger UI”).version(“1.0”).license(“(C) Copyright Test”)

        .description(“List of all the APIs of My Application App through Swagger UI”);




  1. Add the below RootController class in your code to redirect to the Swagger UI page. In this way, you don’t need to put the dist folder of Swagger-UI in your  resources directory.

import org.springframework.stereotype.Controller;

import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping;

import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMethod;



public class RootController {

@RequestMapping(method = RequestMethod.GET)

public String swaggerUi() {

return “redirect:/swagger-ui.html”;



  1. Being a final steps, add the @Api and @ApiOperation notation in all your RESTControllers like below –

import static org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMethod.GET;

import org.springframework.http.HttpStatus;

import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMapping;

import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RequestMethod;

import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.ResponseStatus;

import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;

import io.swagger.annotations.Api;

import io.swagger.annotations.ApiOperation;



@Api(value = “hello”, description = “Sample hello world application”)

public class TestController {

@ApiOperation(value = “Just to test the sample test api of My App Service”)

@RequestMapping(method = RequestMethod.GET, value = “/test”)

// @Produces(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON)

public String test() {

return “Hello to check Swagger UI”;



@RequestMapping(value = “/test1”, method = GET)

@ApiOperation(value = “My App Service get test1 API”, position = 1)

public String test1() {


if (true) {

return “Tanuj”;


return “Gupta”;



Now your are done. Now to run your Spring Boot Application, go to browser and type localhost:8080. You will see Swagger UI having all the details of your REST APIs.

Happy Coding 🙂 Enjoy the source code of the above implementation in my git repo.

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