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Building RESTful Web Services with Spring 5 - Second Edition

By : Raja CSP Raman, Ludovic Dewailly
Book Image

Building RESTful Web Services with Spring 5 - Second Edition

By: Raja CSP Raman, Ludovic Dewailly

Overview of this book

REST is an architectural style that tackles the challenges of building scalable web services. In today's connected world, APIs have taken a central role on the web. APIs provide the fabric through which systems interact, and REST has become synonymous with APIs.The depth, breadth, and ease of use of Spring makes it one of the most attractive frameworks in the Java ecosystem. Marrying the two technologies is therefore a very natural choice.This book takes you through the design of RESTful web services and leverages the Spring Framework to implement these services. Starting from the basics of the philosophy behind REST, you'll go through the steps of designing and implementing an enterprise-grade RESTful web service. Taking a practical approach, each chapter provides code samples that you can apply to your own circumstances.This second edition brings forth the power of the latest Spring 5.0 release, working with MVC built-in as well as the front end framework. It then goes beyond the use of Spring to explores approaches to tackle resilience, security, and scalability concerns. Improve performance of your applications with the new HTTP 2.0 standards. You'll learn techniques to deal with security in Spring and discover how to implement unit and integration test strategies.Finally, the book ends by walking you through building a Java client for your RESTful web service, along with some scaling techniques using the new Spring Reactive libraries.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Spring Security and JWT (JSON Web Token)


Let's start our coding to fulfill the preceding requirements. At first, we need to start with customer, CSR, and admin registration. As these users have different roles, we will give different user types for each user.

User types

To differentiate users, we came up with three different user types so their authorization will be varied when they access our REST APIs. Here are the three different user types:


User type

General user/customer







In our previous User class, we only had the userid and username. We may need two more variables to fulfill the business requirements we mentioned earlier. We will add password and usertype to our existing User class:

private String password;  
   * usertype:
   * 1 - general user
   * 2 - CSR (Customer Service Representative)
   * 3 - admin 
private Integer usertype;
public String getPassword() {
    return password;
public void setPassword(String password) {
   this.password = password;
public void setUsertype...