Spring Cloud Azure 5.0 is now Generally Available

Engineering | Josh Long | January 26, 2023 | ...

We're very pleased to announce that Spring Cloud Azure 5.0 is now generally available.

This major release includes the following features, improvements, and documentation updates:

To try Spring Cloud Azure 5.0, simply add the following dependency BOM to your project:


Spring Boot 3 and Spring Cloud 2022.0.0 integration

Spring Boot 3 and Spring Cloud 2022.0.0 bring many exciting features, requiring some significant changes to Spring Cloud Azure to fully leverage them.

Noteworthy changes in this version

com.azure.spring.cloud.autoconfigure.aad.implementation.oauth2.AadOAuth2AuthenticatedPrincipal class removed com.azure.spring.cloud.autoconfigure.aad.implementation.webapi.AadOboOAuth2AuthorizedClientProvider class removed com.azure.spring.cloud.autoconfigure.aad.properties.AadAuthorizationGrantType class removed com.azure.spring.cloud.autoconfigure.aad.AadJwtBearerTokenAuthenticationConverter class removed AuthorizationGrantType.PASSWORD no longer supported com.nimbusds.jwt.proc.DefaultJWTClaimsVerifier#DefaultJWTClaimsVerifier(com.nimbusds.jwt.JWTClaimsSet, java.util.Set<java.lang.String>) method replaces com.nimbusds.jwt.proc.DefaultJWTClaimsVerifier#DefaultJWTClaimsVerifier() AbstractHttpConfigurer replaces org.springframework.security.config.annotation.web.configuration.WebSecurityConfigurerAdapter spring-cloud-azure-trace-sleuth artifact removed

org.springframework.security.config.annotation.method.configuration.EnableMethodSecurity annotation replaces org.springframework.security.config.annotation.method.configuration.EnableGlobalMethodSecurity org.springframework.security.oauth2.server.resource.authentication.BearerTokenAuthenticationToken class replaces org.springframework.security.oauth2.server.resource.BearerTokenAuthenticationToken

The following features are planned for future releases:

  • GraalVM native image**
  • Spring Data Cosmos DB
  • App Configuration Config and Feature Management

** Currently available for beta testing, please visit Spring Cloud Azure Native Reachability client library for Java to give it a try.

Stay tuned for updates!

Passwordless connections

Using username/password credentials to access one application from another significantly increases overall risk profile. An unauthorized user can gain access to the application using a connection string accidentally checked into source control, sent through an insecure email, pasted into the wrong chat, or otherwise illegitimately obtained. Updating your application to use passwordless connections provides dramatically improved security.

Passwordless connections for Java applications to Azure databases and eventing services are generally available with Spring Cloud Azure 5.0, enabling you to access services securely without passing usernames and passwords over the wire.

These Azure Services currently support passwordless connections:

Azure Service Quickstart Migration guide
Azue Database for MySQL Spring Data JDBC, Spring Data JPA Delete passwords and migrate
Azure Database for PostgreSQL Spring Data JDBC, Spring Data JPA Delete passwords and migrate
Azure SQL Database Spring Data JDBC, Spring Data JPA Delete passwords and migrate
Event Hubs – Kafka Spring Cloud Stream Binder for Kafka, Spring Kafka Delete passwords and migrate
Storage Storage Blob, Storage Queues Delete passwords and migrate

Our passwordless journey does not end here. Support for additional Azure services is planned and under development.

Spring Initializr

The Azure Support module in Spring Initializr now supports Spring Boot 3, so you can begin your Spring Cloud Azure 5.0 journey directly from the Spring Initializr.


Good documentation is a key part of Spring Cloud Azure. We’ve created a new online resource, Azure for Spring developers, to help Spring developers code, deploy, and scale their Spring applications on Azure. Whether developers are familiar with Spring and unfamiliar with Azure Service or the other way around – or new to both! – they can come to this site to learn. Content will be expanded and updated continuously.

In addition, we’ve redesigned the Spring Cloud Azure documentation to help developers more easily find what they need, combined with useful scenarios.

Other bug fixes and feature improvements

  • Support auto startup for the autoconfigured Service Bus Processor client by enabling new property spring.cloud.azure.servicebus.processor.auto-startup #29997
  • Provide property spring.cloud.azure.eventhubs.kafka.enabled to enable/disable Spring Cloud Azure OAuth2 support for Event Hubs for Kafka #30574
  • Support connecting to Azure AD via proxy (NOTE: custom RestTemplateCustomizer bean must be provided) #26493
  • Support spring-cloud-azure-stream-binder-eventhubs connection to Azure China eventhub #30936
  • Resolved issues in Spring Cloud Stream Azure Kafka with Managed Identity credential refresh #30719
  • Removed logged warnings for Kafka passwordless autoconfiguration #31182
  • Enabled the token authentication converter and Azure AD Resource Server configurer adapter to accept custom JWT granted authorities converter #28665
  • Deleted properties #32465: spring.jms.servicebus.username,

spring.jms.servicebus.password, spring.jms.servicebus.remote-uri

  • JacksonHttpSessionOAuth2AuthorizedClientRepository.getAuthorizedClients now returns an unmodifiable Map #31190
  • RestTemplate used to get access token now contains only the two required converters #31482
  • RestOperations now properly configured when jwkResolver is null #31218
  • Fixed duplicated scope parameter #31191
  • Updated NimbusJwtDecoder to use RestTemplateBuilder instead of RestTemplate #31233
  • Resolved NoClassDefFoundError for JSONArray #31716
  • Resolve issues appending spring.main.sources configuration from Spring Cloud Stream Kafka binder #31715


Feedback and contributions are always welcome. Please contact us on StackOverflow or GitHub.


To learn more about Spring Cloud Azure, please visit the following links:

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