Spring Boot React Basic Authentication Example

In this post, you will get the source code (download the source code) of the Spring boot React basic authentication example.

This source code example shows you how to set up Spring Security with Basic authentication with a full-stack application using React as Frontend framework and Spring Boot as the backend REST API.

Download the source code of this example from the GitHub repository at https://github.com/RameshMF/spring-boot-react-fullstack-examples/tree/master/spring-boot-react-basic-auth-login-logout

Spring Boot React Basic Authentication Example

The following screenshot shows the application demo:

We would request the user for authentication credentials on the login page.

Once the user is authenticated using Basic Authentication, we show the course details page.

User would be able to logout by clicking the logout button.

Understanding Full Stack Architecture

Following Screenshot shows the architecture of the application we would create:

Important points to note:
  • REST API is exposed using Spring Boot
  • REST API is secured using Spring Security - Basic Auth
  • REST API is consumed from React Frontend to present the UI
  • The Database, in this example, is a hardcoded in-memory static list.