Spring HATEOAS provides some APIs to ease creating REST representations that follow the HATEOAS principle when working with Spring and especially Spring MVC. The core problem it tries to address is link creation and representation assembly.


  • Model classes for link, resource representation models

  • Link builder API to create links pointing to Spring MVC controller methods

  • Support for hypermedia formats like HAL

Spring Boot Config

Spring Boot will do the following:

  • Configure HAL support

  • Register support for entity links

  • Wire up message converter support.

Spring Initializr

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OSS support

Free security updates and bugfixes with support from the Spring community. See VMware Tanzu OSS support policy.

Commercial support

Business support from Spring experts during the OSS timeline, plus extended support after OSS End-Of-Life.
Publicly available releases for critical bugfixes and security issues when requested by customers.

Future release

Generation not yet released, timeline is subject to changes.

About commercial support (*)

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