Securing your Spring Boot application is crucial, and OAuth2 is a robust and widely-used framework for authentication and authorization. In this guide, we'll explore how to secure a Spring Boot application with OAuth2, providing a secure and reliable authentication mechanism for your users. Sample code and detailed explanations are included.


Before you start, make sure you have the following prerequisites:

Adding OAuth2 Dependencies

To secure your Spring Boot application with OAuth2, you need to add the appropriate OAuth2 dependencies to your pom.xml. Here's an example using Spring Security OAuth2:


You can also add specific OAuth2 providers' dependencies for Google, GitHub, or others, depending on your choice of authentication provider.

Configuring OAuth2 Properties

Configure your OAuth2 properties in your application's configuration file (usually or application.yml). Here's an example configuration for Google OAuth2:


Replace "YOUR_GOOGLE_CLIENT_ID" and "YOUR_GOOGLE_CLIENT_SECRET" with your Google OAuth credentials.

Securing Endpoints

You can secure specific endpoints or the entire application using OAuth2. Here's an example of securing a specific endpoint in a controller:

import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.GetMapping;
import org.springframework.web.bind.annotation.RestController;
public class MyController {
public String secureEndpoint(@AuthenticationPrincipal OAuth2User principal) {
String name = principal.getAttribute("name");
return "Welcome, " + name + "! This is a secured endpoint.";

This example allows access to the "/secure" endpoint only to authenticated users.


Securing your Spring Boot application with OAuth2 enhances its security and provides a trusted authentication mechanism. This guide covered adding OAuth2 dependencies, configuring OAuth2 properties, and securing endpoints. With these steps, you can ensure that your application's resources are accessible only to authenticated and authorized users.