# Onboarding a Micronaut based REST API service

As an API developer, you can onboard a REST service to the Zowe API Mediation Layer using the Micronaut framework. While using the Spring framework to develop a JVM-based service to register to the API ML is the recommended method, you can use the procedure described in this article to onboard a service using the Micronaut framework.

Note: For more information about onboarding API services with the API ML, see the Onboarding Overview.

For Micronaut-related documentation, see the Micronaut website (opens new window).

# Set up your build automation system

Currently, the only build automation system for use with onboarding a Micronaut based service is Gradle.

Follow these steps:

  1. Create a gradle.properties file in the root of your project if one does not already exist.

  2. In the gradle.properties file, set the URL of the specific Artifactory containing the SpringEnabler artifact.

    # Repository URL for getting the enabler-java artifact
  3. Add the following Gradle code block to the repositories section of your build.gradle file:

    repositories {
        maven {
            url artifactoryMavenRepo
  4. In the build.gradle file, add the micronaut enabler as a dependency:

    implementation "org.zowe.apiml.sdk:onboarding-enabler-micronaut:$zoweApimlVersion"
  5. (Optional) Add a shadow plug-in to create a runnable jar file. Update the gradle.build file with a plugin:

    id 'com.github.johnrengelman.shadow' version '6.1.0'
  6. Specify the main class with the following script:

    mainClassName = '${your.packa.name.MainClassName}' #replace with your main class
  7. Define the output jar file.

    Add the following script to define the output of the jar file:

    shadowJar {

    The following example shows a sample gradle.build file:


     plugins {
         id "io.micronaut.application" version '1.0.5'
         id 'com.github.johnrengelman.shadow' version '6.1.0'
     mainClassName = 'org.zowe.apiml.Application'
     shadowJar {
     version "0.1"
     group "org.zowe.apiml"
     repositories {
         url artifactoryMavenRepo
     micronaut {
         version = "2.1.3"
         runtime "netty"
         testRuntime "junit5"
         processing {
             incremental true
             annotations "org.zowe.apiml.*"
     dependencies {
         implementation "org.zowe.apiml. sdk:onboarding-enabler-micronaut:$zoweApimlVersion"
     java {
         sourceCompatibility = JavaVersion.toVersion('1.8')
         targetCompatibility = JavaVersion.toVersion('1.8')
  8. (Optional) Create a shadow jar.

    To create a shadow jar, execute the gradle shadowJar task. For this sample, the plugin produces the jar micronaut-enabler-1.0.jar in build/libs directory.

    You can now run your application with the command java -jar micronaut-enabler-1.0.jar.

  9. Start the application.

    From the root directory of your project, start the application with the gradle run command.

# Configure the Micronaut application

Use a yaml file to configure your Micronaut application. Create the following two sections in your yaml file:

  • apiml for API ML configuration
  • micronaut for micronaut configuration

# Add API ML configuration

Use the following procedure to add API ML configuration to the application.yaml.

Follow these steps:

  1. Add the following configuration to the apiml section in the yaml file:

        enabled: true
         serviceId: ${fill.your.serviceId} # The symbolic name of the service
     #rest of the configuration


    • fill.your.service

      specifies the ID of your service

  2. Add SSL-resolving properties as shown in the following example. Ensure that you structure the nested objects within apiml.service as arrays. Be sure to include - (hyphen) before enabled thereby indicating the first element of the array.


          - enabled: true
            verifySslCertificatesOfServices: true
            protocol: TLSv1.2
            enabled-protocols: TLSv1.2
            keyStoreType: ${fill.your.keystoretype}
            trustStoreType: ${fill.your.truststoretype}

            keyAlias: ${fill.your.keyAlias}
            keyPassword: ${fill.your.keyPassword}
            keyStore: ${fill.your..keyStore}
            keyStorePassword: ${fill.your.keyStorePassword}
            trustStore: ${fill.your.trustStore}
            trustStorePassword: ${fill.your.trustStorePassword}
            ciphers: ${fill.your.ciphers}

Note: For a sample of this configuration, see API ML Onboarding Configuration Sample.

The yaml now contains configuration to register to the API Mediation Layer.

# Add Micronaut configuration

Once you complete API ML configuration, add configuration to provide correct mapping between API ML and micronaut parameters.

Follow these steps:

  1. Add the following yaml snippet with the micronaut configuration parameters:

            name: ${apiml.service.serviceId}
            port: ${apiml.service.port}
            context-path: /${apiml.service.serviceId}
            enabled: true
                password: ${apiml.service.ssl[0].keyPassword}
                type: ${apiml.service.ssl[0].keyStoreType}
                path: file:${apiml.service.ssl[0].keyStore}
                alias: ${apiml.service.ssl[0].keyAlias}
                password: ${apiml.service.ssl[0].keyPassword}
                password: ${apiml.service.ssl[0].trustStorePassword}
                path: file:${apiml.service.ssl[0].trustStore}
                type: ${apiml.service.ssl[0].trustStoreType}
            port: ${apiml.service.port}
            ciphers: ${apiml.service.ssl[0].ciphers}
            protocol: ${apiml.service.ssl[0].protocol}


    • apiml.service.serviceId

      specifies the ID of your service

    • apiml.service.port

      specifies the port on which the service listens

    • apiml.service.ssl[0].keyPassword

      specifies the password that protects the key in keystore

    • apiml.service.ssl[0].keyStoreType

      specifies the type of the keystore, (Example: PKCS12)

    • apiml.service.ssl[0].keyStore

      specifies the location of the keystore

    • apiml.service.ssl[0].keyAlias

      specifies the alias under which the key is stored in the keystore

    • apiml.service.ssl[0].trustStorePassword

      specifies the password that protects the certificates in the truststore

    • apiml.service.ssl[0].trustStore

      specifies the location of the truststore

    • apiml.service.ssl[0].trustStoreType

      specifies the type of the truststore, (Example: PKCS12)

    • apiml.service.ssl[0].ciphers

      specifies the list of ciphers that user wants to enable for TLS communication

    • apiml.service.ssl[0].protocol

      specifies the type of SSL/TLS protocol (Example: TLSv1.2)

# (Optional) Set up logging configuration

Set up custom logging configuration to have more structured output and better control of logs.

Create a logback.xml file in the resources folder and include the application.yml. Update the logback.xml file with the following configuration:

    <property resource="application.yml" />

    <turboFilter class="ch.qos.logback.classic.turbo.DuplicateMessageFilter">
    <conversionRule conversionWord="clr" converterClass="org.springframework.boot.logging.logback.ColorConverter" />
    <appender name="STDOUT" class="ch.qos.logback.core.ConsoleAppender">
            <pattern>%cyan(%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS,UTC}) %gray(&lt;${logbackService:-${logbackServiceName}}:%thread:${PID:- }&gt;){magenta} %X{userid:-} %highlight(%-5level) %magenta(\(%logger{15}\)){cyan} %msg%n</pattern>

    <root level="info">
        <appender-ref ref="STDOUT" />

# Validate successful registration

After you complete the configuration, ensure that your application is visible within Zowe API ML. For more information, see the article validating the discoverability of your API service by teh Discovery Service, which describes the validation procedure common for all enablers.