We’re going to apply Basic Auth on API calls made from Swagger UI. OpenAPI allows us to provide security configuration for calling our documented endpoints and offers a few security schemes. Once we have our Spring Security configured and endpoints secured, we can show a project documentation to everyone, and allow visitors to provide credentials if they want to call a protected endpoint.
The springdoc-openapi library allows us to automatically generate an OpenAPI specification for our rest API built with Spring Boot. This specification is also useful when we need a Swagger documentation or we want to automate client code generation.
Each API requires comprehensive documentaiton. You can generate it using Swagger for a REST API. Its clients will get standardized and thorough insight while you won’t need to worry about keeping it up to date. Learn how to configure Swagger, generate documentation in JSON and render it with Swagger UI when frontend is supported by Angular.