dwickern / sbt-swagger-play Edit

sbt plugin for swagger-play

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An sbt plugin which runs swagger-play as part of your build.


  • Your application has no runtime dependency on swagger-play or swagger-core (only on swagger-annotations).
  • Your application serves swagger.json as a static asset.
  • This plugin optionally includes some extra validation for common Swagger annotation mistakes


In project/plugins.sbt:

addSbtPlugin("com.github.dwickern" % "sbt-swagger-play" % "0.5.0")

In build.sbt:

libraryDependencies += "io.swagger" % "swagger-annotations" % "1.6.1"

In conf/routes:

GET     /swagger.json        controllers.Assets.at(path="/public", file="swagger.json")

That's it. Now you can annotate your REST endpoints and models with Swagger annotations.


This plugin supports the swagger-play configuration options in application.conf:

api.version = "beta"
swagger.api.basepath = "/api"
swagger.api.info = {
  contact = "my contact"
  title = "my title"
  description = "my description"
  termsOfService = ""
  license = "my license"
  licenseUrl = "/license"

See example application.conf.

Alternatively, you can pass those same configuration options (fully-qualified) in build.sbt. This means you can easily pass settings from the build:

swaggerPlayConfiguration := Some(Map(
  "api.version" -> version.value,
  "swagger.api.basepath" -> "/api",
  "swagger.api.info.contact" -> "my contact",
  "swagger.api.info.title" -> "my title",
  "swagger.api.info.description" -> "my description",
  "swagger.api.info.license" -> "my license",
  "swagger.api.info.licenseUrl" -> "/license"

See example build.sbt

Migrating from swagger-play

If you're already using swagger-play as a dependency in your application, this plugin is meant as a drop-in replacement.

In conf/application.conf, remove any reference to SwaggerModule:

play.modules.enabled += "play.modules.swagger.SwaggerModule"

In conf/routes, remove any reference to ApiHelpController and instead serve swagger.json as a static asset:

GET     /swagger.json        controllers.ApiHelpController.getResources

# ADD:
GET     /swagger.json        controllers.Assets.at(path="/public", file="swagger.json")