The reference documentation consists of the following sections:


Legal information.

Documentation Overview

About the Documentation, Getting Help, First Steps, and more.

Getting Started

Introducing Spring Boot, System Requirements, Servlet Containers, Installing Spring Boot, Developing Your First Spring Boot Application

Using Spring Boot

Build Systems, Structuring Your Code, Configuration, Spring Beans and Dependency Injection, and more.

Spring Boot Features

Profiles, Logging, Security, Caching, Spring Integration, Testing, and more.

Spring Boot Actuator

Monitoring, Metrics, Auditing, and more.

Deploying Spring Boot Applications

Deploying to the Cloud, Installing as a Unix application.

Spring Boot CLI

Installing the CLI, Using the CLI, Configuring the CLI, and more.

Build Tool Plugins

Maven Plugin, Gradle Plugin, Antlib, and more.

“How-to” Guides

Application Development, Configuration, Embedded Servers, Data Access, and many more.


Properties, Metadata, Configuration, Dependencies, and more.