Introduction: Examples and server integrations for generating the Swagger API Specification, which enables easy access to your REST API
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NOTE: If you're looking for Swagger Core 1.5.X and OpenAPI 2.0, please refer to 1.5 branch.

Build Status

Swagger Core is a Java implementation of the OpenAPI Specification. Current version supports JAX-RS2.

Get started with Swagger Core!

See the guide on getting started with Swagger Core to get started with adding Swagger to your API.

See the Wiki!

The github wiki contains documentation, samples, contributions, etc. Start there.


The OpenAPI Specification has undergone several revisions since initial creation in 2010. The Swagger Core project has the following compatibilities with the OpenAPI Specification:

Swagger core Version Release Date OpenAPI Spec compatibility Notes Status
2.0.7 (current stable) 2019-02-18 3.0 tag v2.0.7 Supported
2.0.6 2018-11-27 3.0 tag v2.0.6 Supported
2.0.5 2018-09-19 3.0 tag v2.0.5 Supported
2.0.4 2018-09-05 3.0 tag v2.0.4 Supported
2.0.3 2018-08-09 3.0 tag v2.0.3 Supported
1.5.22 (current stable) 2019-02-18 2.0 tag v1.5.22 Supported
1.5.21 2018-08-09 2.0 tag v1.5.21 Supported
1.5.20 2018-05-23 2.0 tag v1.5.20 Supported
2.0.2 2018-05-23 3.0 tag v2.0.2 Supported
2.0.1 2018-04-16 3.0 tag v2.0.1 Supported
1.5.19 2018-04-16 2.0 tag v1.5.19 Supported
2.0.0 2018-03-20 3.0 tag v2.0.0 Supported
2.0.0-rc4 2018-01-22 3.0 tag v2.0.0-rc4 Supported
2.0.0-rc3 2017-11-21 3.0 tag v2.0.0-rc3 Supported
2.0.0-rc2 2017-09-29 3.0 tag v2.0.0-rc2 Supported
2.0.0-rc1 2017-08-17 3.0 tag v2.0.0-rc1 Supported
1.5.18 2018-01-22 2.0 tag v1.5.18 Supported
1.5.17 2017-11-21 2.0 tag v1.5.17 Supported
1.5.16 2017-07-15 2.0 tag v1.5.16 Supported
1.3.12 2014-12-23 1.2 tag v1.3.12 Supported
1.2.4 2013-06-19 1.1 tag swagger-project_2.10.0-1.2.4 Deprecated
1.0.0 2011-10-16 1.0 tag v1.0 Deprecated

Change History

If you're interested in the change history of swagger and the Swagger Core framework, see here.


You need the following installed and available in your $PATH:

  • Java 8
  • Apache maven 3.0.4 or greater
  • Jackson 2.4.5 or greater

To build from source (currently 2.0.8-SNAPSHOT)

# first time building locally
mvn -N

Subsequent builds:

mvn install

This will build the modules.

Of course if you don't want to build locally you can grab artifacts from maven central:


Sample Apps

The samples have moved to a new repository and contain various integrations and configurations.


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