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How to Add Context Path to a Spring Boot Application

By Nilanchala @nilan, On Sep 17, 2023 Spring Boot 2.68K Views

In a Spring Boot application, the context path represents the base URL for accessing your application. By default, it's set to '/',

For example, in the following code snippet

@RestController
@RequestMapping(value = "/products")
public class ProductController {

    @GetMapping
    public List<Product> getProducts() {
        return ResponseEntity.ok(productService.getProducts());
    }

    @GetMapping(value = "/{productId}")
    public Product getProduct(@PathVariable(value = "id") Long id) {        
			//Your service logic goes here..
      return product;
    }

To test this locally, we need to hit

http://localhost:8080/products
http://localhost:8080/products/{productId}

But sometimes you might want to change the path to make it more meaningful or to avoid conflicts. So, how do we do that?”

To change the context path, you need to add the following property to your application.properties file.

server.servlet.context-path=/api/1.0

Alternatively, if you're using the application.yaml file, you can do this


server:
   servlet:
     context-path: '/api/1.0'

Now with this, you run your application and you will be able to access the endpoints with a new URL

http://localhhost:8080/api/1.0/products
http://localhhost:8080/api/1.0/products/{productId}

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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