A Quick Guide to Okta and Spring Boot
In this article, take a look at a tutorial on how to install the Okta CLI and create a Spring Boot app.
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Meet Okta CLI, a new tool created here at Okta. Designed to streamline the creation of new Okta accounts, register apps, and get started, Okta CLI is a one-stop shop for all your Okta needs!
To show you just how Okta CLI can benefit you, I created a screencast. Feel free to watch it here.
For those that would rather read than watch, please read on.
Install the Okta CLI
You can find the website for the Okta CLI at cli.okta.com. This site has instructions on how to use common package managers on macOS, Windows, and Linux. You can also use cURL:
Once you have the Okta CLI installed, you’ll need Java 11 installed to run your Spring Boot app.
Create a Spring Boot App
To create a secure Spring Boot app with Okta, run
okta start spring-boot. You’ll need to verify your email and set a password as part of this.
This will download our Okta Spring Boot sample, register your app on Okta, and configure it by adding your Okta settings to
Follow the instructions that are printed out for you. To summarize:
Next, open your browser to
http://localhost:8080. You’ll likely be logged in straight away and see your name printed on the screen.
If you use another browser or an incognito window, you’ll be prompted to sign in first.
If you open
src/main/java/com/example/sample/Application.java, you’ll see the Java code that’s used to render your name. You might appreciate how Spring Security makes authentication with OpenID Connect easy.
Learn More About Spring Boot and Okta
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief intro to the Okta CLI. It’s a tool for developers to make their lives easier. If you have any suggestions for improvement, please add an issue to our okta/okta-cli repository.
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