51. Monitoring and Management over HTTP

If you are developing a web application, Spring Boot Actuator auto-configures all enabled endpoints to be exposed over HTTP. The default convention is to use the id of the endpoint with a prefix of /actuator as the URL path. For example, health is exposed as /actuator/health.


Actuator is supported natively with Spring MVC, Spring WebFlux, and Jersey.

51.1 Customizing the Management Endpoint Paths

Sometimes, it is useful to customize the prefix for the management endpoints. For example, your application might already use /actuator for another purpose. You can use the management.endpoints.web.base-path property to change the prefix for your management endpoint, as shown in the following example:


The preceding application.properties example changes the endpoint from /actuator/{id} to /manage/{id} (for example, /manage/info).


Unless the management port has been configured to expose endpoints by using a different HTTP port, management.endpoints.web.base-path is relative to server.servlet.context-path. If management.server.port is configured, management.endpoints.web.base-path is relative to management.server.servlet.context-path.

51.2 Customizing the Management Server Port

Exposing management endpoints by using the default HTTP port is a sensible choice for cloud-based deployments. If, however, your application runs inside your own data center, you may prefer to expose endpoints by using a different HTTP port.

You can set the management.server.port property to change the HTTP port, as shown in the following example:


51.3 Configuring Management-specific SSL

When configured to use a custom port, the management server can also be configured with its own SSL by using the various management.server.ssl.* properties. For example, doing so lets a management server be available over HTTP while the main application uses HTTPS, as shown in the following property settings:


Alternatively, both the main server and the management server can use SSL but with different key stores, as follows:


51.4 Customizing the Management Server Address

You can customize the address that the management endpoints are available on by setting the management.server.address property. Doing so can be useful if you want to listen only on an internal or ops-facing network or to listen only for connections from localhost.


You can listen on a different address only when the port differs from the main server port.

The following example application.properties does not allow remote management connections:


51.5 Disabling HTTP Endpoints

If you do not want to expose endpoints over HTTP, you can set the management port to -1, as shown in the following example: