Today it is with an optimistic look to the future that I am announcing the end of life for Spring Social, a project that I have had the pleasure to work with over the past eight years.
With the release of Spring Security 5, much of the functionality offered by Spring Social’s connection framework—which I consider the most valuable piece of Spring Social—is now part of Spring Security. In fact, I shared how to use Spring Security’s new support for client-side OAuth2 in a blog article from back in March. And as Spring Security continues to evolve its client-side OAuth support, Spring Social’s connection framework will continue to become more unnecessary. It simply no longer makes sense to have Spring’s OAuth story spread across so many projects—it’s time for a single cohesive OAuth story for Spring developers.