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Spring in Action, Fifth Edition by Craig Walls

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Chapter 17. Administering Spring

This chapter covers

  • Setting up the Spring Boot Admin
  • Registering client applications
  • Working with Actuator endpoints
  • Securing the Admin server

A picture is worth a thousand words (or so they say), and for many application users, a user-friendly web application is worth a thousand API calls. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a command-line junkie and a big fan of using curl and HTTPie to consume REST APIs. But, sometimes, manually typing the command line to invoke a REST endpoint and then visually inspecting the results can be less efficient than simply clicking a link and reading the results in a web browser.

In the previous chapter, we explored all of the HTTP endpoints exposed by the Spring Boot Actuator. As HTTP endpoints ...

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