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Version: 1.14.0

Develop a new microservice

REGARDS Microservices are REST services exposed by a Jetty web server contained in a Spring boot application and composed of modules. Each microservice is a Maven project aggregating Maven modules. There is two modules by default: one responsible for running the microservice and one responsible for business. In case a microservice needs to be composed by more than one business module, a module archetype is available.

Requirements for development

  • Git client
  • Maven v3.8.4+
  • JDK Eclipse Temurin v17.0.3+

Common features

Each microservice offers the features :

  • REST Resources authorization access by user ROLES
  • Access to the Cloud Eureka Registry client to communicate with others microservices
  • Access to the Cloud Config Server to centralize configurations properties
  • Swagger Interface : http://address:port/swagger-ui.html

Create your first microservice

To create a new microservice you have to create a new maven project with the microservice-archetype. To do so :

  • Clone the git regards-backend repository
git clone
  • Compile and install the maven project
cd regards-backend
mvn clean install -DskipTests
  • Generate the new microservice in another folder than regards-backend thanks to the maven project archetype:
mkdir ../myMicroservice
cd ../myMicroservice
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=local

You have many archetype proposed to you, under the format

number: [local|remote] -> archetype_group_id:archetype_artifact_id (archetype_description)

find the line

X: local -> fr.cnes.regards.microservices:microservice-archetype (microservice-archetype)

and enter X

where X is the actual number of the microservice creation archetype. Then enter the requested fields as follow :

  • groupId : fr.cnes.regards.microservices.mymicroservice
  • artifactId : mymicroservice
  • version : press enter to apply default value
  • package : press enter to apply default value
  • microserviceDescription : My microservice description
  • microserviceName : mymicroservice
  • microserviceTitle : My Microservice

Create your first module

Once you have created the microservice container, you have to create modules.

To add a new module to your microservice you have to add a new maven module with the module-archetype. To do so :

  • Inside the microservice root folder, execute the following command to generate a module
  cd myMicroservice
mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeCatalog=local

Choose the right archetype (fr.cnes.regards.modules:module-archetype) and enter requested field as follow :

  • groupId : fr.cnes.regards.modules
  • artifactId : my-module
  • version : press enter to apply default value
  • package : press enter to apply default value

Add the following dependency to bootstrap-myMicroservice/pom.xml file (for instance, with the module artifact id myModule) :


Configure microservice to run locally with a remote REGARDS server instance

In order to help developers test their microservice, local configuration files are available when you generate a microservice through the maven archetype. Those files are :

  • src/main/resources/application-local-properties.
  • src/main/resources/bootstrap-local-properties.

Fill those configuration files with the missing informations.

Test the microservice

To compile the new microservice :

cd myMicroService
mvn clean install

To run the new microservice :

cd myMicroService/bootstrap-myMicroservice
mvn spring-boot:run
16:07:14.417 [main ] INFO o.s.b.c.e.j.JettyEmbeddedServletContainer - Jetty started on port(s) 8999 (http/1.1)
16:07:14.421 [main ] INFO o.s.c.n.e.EurekaDiscoveryClientConfiguration - Updating port to 8999
16:07:14.429 [main ] INFO f.c.r.microservices.Application - Started Application in 16.691 seconds (JVM running for 23.349)

To authenticate :

To get an authentication token, the following POST request should be send to the authentication microservice :

curl -X POST 'http://host:port/oauth/token?grant_type=password&' \
-H 'accept: application/json' \
-H 'Cache-Control: no-cache' \
-H 'authorization: Basic Y2xpZW50OnNlY3JldA=='

API exemple access :

curl http://localhost:8999/api/greeting/ -H "Authorization: Bearer <user_acces_token>"
curl http://localhost:8999/api/me/ -H "Authorization: Bearer <admin_acces_token>"

Swagger UI access : http://localhost:8999/swagger-ui.html

NOTE : To add new REST resource follow example on file


Centralize your new microservice configuration

To centralize the configuration of your microservice, you can copy your file to the rs-config microservice installation directory :

cp myMicroservice/bootstrap-myMycroservice/src/main/resources/ rs-config/config/regards/


You can also find a tutorial documentation on how to build REGARDS plugins and microservices here