Learn how to implement Basic OAuth2 Authorization Server with Spring Boot

Open any IDE you love and create simple starter web project, say OAuth2Demo for instance

Then add below dependencies in pom.xml


By now it should pull relevant jars needed to configure OAuth2, now open OAuth2DemoApplication.java which would have been created while creating starter web project and add @EnableAuthorizationServer annotation.

It should look like below.

package com.javator.oauth2demo;

import org.springframework.boot.SpringApplication;
import org.springframework.boot.autoconfigure.SpringBootApplication;
import org.springframework.security.oauth2.config.annotation.web.configuration.EnableAuthorizationServer;

public class OAuth2DemoApplication {

   public static void main(String[] args) {
      SpringApplication.run(OAuth2DemoApplication.class, args);


Rename application.properties file to application.yml for sake of simplicity/better code readability.

Now add below properties.

  port: 8282

      name: root
      password: admin

      client-id: javator
      client-secret: javator
      access-token-validity-seconds: 600
        - refresh_token
        - authorization_code
        - password
        - READ
        - WRITE

Above details should suffice to run basic authorization server.

To check it working, open postman and hit url http://localhost:8282/oauth/token

And it will says unauthorized, to make it work, open Authorization tab -> (TYPE) Basic Auth ->(Enter) Username : javator and password : javator

Basic Auth credentials should be same as client-id and client-secret in application.yml

Also, select body tab and enter below details

grant_type : password
username : root
password : admin

Now hit url again and it’s all set to see it in action, and should able to provide output as below

     "access_token": "8b93ef49-5fbb-4fef-bdb3-d6105f6517f3",
     "token_type": "bearer",
     "refresh_token": "89112be6-fc88-4c43-b92f-7d885652d27c",
     "expires_in": 587,
     "scope": "READ WRITE"

Same can be downloaded from my github account


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