Add Actuator to Spring Boot Application
In this article, we are going to understand how to add actuator to Spring Boot application. Actuator helps us to monitor our Spring Boot Application. Now Let’s see how to add it.
Step 1: Add Dependency to pom.xml
Step 2: Allow access to actuator endpoints
Step 3: Test if the actuator is working
Add Dependency to pom.xml
Add following dependency to your pom.xml and save it.
<dependency> <groupId>org.springframework.boot</groupId> <artifactId>spring-boot-starter-actuator</artifactId> </dependency>
Use the below link to get more information about actuator maven dependency.
Allow access to actuator endpoints
Add the following entry to application.properties file to expose the actuator endpoint. You can also specify if you want to expose only few endpoints. As we are using * means we want to expose all endpoints.
Test if the actuator is working
Hit the following URLs to test if the actuator is correctly integrated with the application.
http://localhost:8080/actuator http://localhost:8080/actuator/metrics http://localhost:8080/actuator/configprops
Integrating actuator is very important to monitor any application. Please ensure you enable security as well for the actuator endpoint.