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JHipster blueprint,

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This is a JHipster blueprint, that is meant to be used in a JHipster application.




As this is a JHipster blueprint, we expect you have JHipster and its related tools already installed:


With NPM

To install this blueprint:

npm install -g generator-jhipster-dotnetcore

To update this blueprint:

npm update -g generator-jhipster-dotnetcore

With Yarn

To install this blueprint:

yarn global add generator-jhipster-dotnetcore

To update this blueprint:

yarn global upgrade generator-jhipster-dotnetcore


To use this blueprint, run the below command

jhipster --blueprints dotnetcore

🚦 What we have now

✅ General App generation

  • jhipster --blueprints dotnetcore
    • JWT : ✅
    • Oauth2 : ✅

✅ Entity generation

  • jhipster entity <entity-name>

✅ JDL Entity model support generation

  • jhipster import-jdl my_file.jdl

Running local Blueprint version for development

During development of blueprint, please note the below steps. They are very important.

  1. Link your blueprint globally

Note: If you do not want to link the blueprint(step 3) to each project being created, use NPM instead of Yarn as yeoman doesn't seem to fetch globally linked Yarn modules. On the other hand, this means you have to use NPM in all the below steps as well.

cd dotnetcore
npm link
  1. Link a development version of JHipster to your blueprint (optional: required only if you want to use a non-released JHipster version, like the master branch or your own custom fork)

You could also use Yarn for this if you prefer

cd generator-jhipster
npm link

cd dotnetcore
npm link generator-jhipster
  1. Create a new folder for the app to be generated and link JHipster and your blueprint there
mkdir my-app && cd my-app

npm link generator-jhipster-dotnetcore
npm link generator-jhipster (Optional: Needed only if you are using a non-released JHipster version)

jhipster -d --blueprint dotnetcore

Running the generated app in a Docker container

  1. Build the Docker image of the app
docker build -f "[Dockerfile path]" -t [An image name]:[A tag] "[Application root path]"
  1. Run your image in a Docker container
docker run -d -p [A host port]:80 [Image name]:[Image tag]
  1. Open your favorite browser at localhost:[Chosen host port] and enjoy ! :whale:

Docker compose file can be used to start the application with database as a service. To build images, run

docker-compose -f docker/app.yml build

To start services, use

docker-compose -f docker/app.yml up

In case of Oracle database, see official documentation

Using database migrations

If you had already run the application before creating your first migration, some database tables might be already created automatically on application startup. So you have the options of removing conflicting tables or editing the migration you just created. If you wish to automatically apply database migrations when the application is started replace method EnsureCreated() by Migrate() at DatabaseStartup.cs file. Be aware of the implications of doing so. Currently it is up to the user to create migrations.

  1. Add EF Core cli tools

With .net core 3.0 the cli tool for entity framework was removed from the core sdk so you need to install it globally. You only need to do this once. See Breaking changes included in EF Core 3.0 for reference.

dotnet tool install --global dotnet-ef

If using Visual Studio follow the documentation on Entity Framework Core tools reference - Package Manager Console in Visual Studio

  1. Create the initial database migration
dotnet ef migrations add InitialCreate --project YourProject.csproj
  1. Update the database
dotnet ef database update --project YourProject.csproj


  • Remember to change the connection string to point to your database at appsettings.json.
  • It is a good practice to check your migration files and backup your database before running migrations.

Running SonarQube

By Script :

  1. Run Sonar in container : docker-compose -f ./docker/sonar.yml up -d

  2. Wait container was up Run SonarAnalysis.ps1 and go to http://localhost:9001

Manually :

  1. Run Sonar in container : docker-compose -f ./docker/sonar.yml up -d

  2. Install sonar scanner for .net :

dotnet tool install --global dotnet-sonarscanner

  1. Run dotnet sonarscanner begin /d:sonar.login=admin /d:sonar.password=admin /k:"YourProject" /d:sonar.host.url="http://localhost:9001" /s:"`pwd`/SonarQube.Analysis.xml"

  2. Build your application : dotnet build

  3. Publish sonar results : dotnet sonarscanner end /d:sonar.login=admin /d:sonar.password=admin

  4. Go to http://localhost:9001

Monitoring your app

  1. Run container (uncomment chronograf and kapacitor if you would use it): docker-compose -f ./docker/monitoring.yml up -d

  2. Go to http://localhost:3000 (or http://localhost:8888 if you use chronograf)

  3. (Only for chronograf) Change influxdb connection string by YourApp-influxdb

  4. (Only for chronograf) Change kapacitor connection string by YourApp-kapacitor

  5. (Only for chronograf) You can now add dashboard (like docker), see your app log in Cronograf Log viewer and send alert with kapacitor

OAuth2 and OpenID Connect

OAuth is a stateful security mechanism, like HTTP Session. Spring Security provides excellent OAuth 2.0 and OIDC support, and this is leveraged by JHipster. If you're not sure what OAuth and OpenID Connect (OIDC) are, please see What the Heck is OAuth?


Keycloak is the default OpenID Connect server configured with JHipster.

To log into your application, you'll need to have Keycloak up and running. The JHipster Team has created a Docker container for you that has the default users and roles. Start Keycloak using the following command.

docker-compose -f ./docker/keycloak.yml up

The security settings in appsettings.json are configured for this image.

"jhipster": {
    "Security": {
      "Authentication": {
        "OAuth2": {
          "Provider": {
            "IssuerUri": "http://localhost:9080/auth/realms/jhipster",
            "LogOutUri": "http://localhost:9080/auth/realms/jhipster/protocol/openid-connect/logout",
            "ClientId": "web_app",
            "ClientSecret": "web_app"

Keycloak uses an embedded H2 database by default, so you will lose the created users if you restart your Docker container. To keep your data, please read the Keycloak Docker documentation. One solution, with keeping the H2 database, is to do the following:

  • Add a volume that will be persisted: ./keycloak-db:/opt/jboss/keycloak/standalone/data
  • Change the migration strategy from OVERWRITE_EXISTING, to IGNORE_EXISTING (in the command section)

In production, it is required by Keycloak that you use HTTPS. There are several ways to achieve this, including using a reverse proxy or load balancer that will manage HTTPS. We recommend that you read the Keycloak HTTPS documentation to learn more about this topic.


If you'd like to use Okta instead of Keycloak, you'll need to change a few things. First, you'll need to create a free developer account at https://developer.okta.com/signup/. After doing so, you'll get your own Okta domain, that has a name like https://dev-123456.okta.com.

Modify appsettings.json to use your Okta settings. Hint: replace {yourOktaDomain} with your org's name (e.g., dev-123456.okta.com).

"jhipster": {
    "Security": {
      "Authentication": {
        "OAuth2": {
          "Provider": {
            "IssuerUri": "https://{yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/default",
            "LogOutUri": "https://{yourOktaDomain}/oauth2/default/v1/logout",
            "ClientId": "client_id",
            "ClientSecret": "client_secret"

Create an OIDC App in Okta to get a {client-id} and {client-secret}. To do this, log in to your Okta Developer account and navigate to Applications > Add Application. Click Web and click the Next button. Give the app a name you’ll remember, and specify http://localhost:[port]/login/oauth2/code/oidc as a Login redirect URI. Click Done, then edit your app to add http://localhost:[port] as a Logout redirect URI. Copy the client ID and secret into your application.yml file.

Create a ROLE_ADMIN and ROLE_USER group (Users > Groups > Add Group) and add users to them. You can use the account you signed up with, or create a new user (Users > Add Person). Navigate to API > Authorization Servers, and click on the default server. Click the Claims tab and Add Claim. Name it groups, and include it in the ID Token. Set the value type to Groups and set the filter to be a Regex of .*. Click Create.


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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the JHipster.NET README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.