Generating OpenAPI documentation

To use, add the following dependencies:

"com.softwaremill.tapir" %% "tapir-openapi-docs" % "0.5.2"
"com.softwaremill.tapir" %% "tapir-openapi-circe-yaml" % "0.5.2"

Tapir contains a case class-based model of the openapi data structures in the openapi/openapi-model subproject (the model is independent from all other tapir modules and can be used stand-alone).

An endpoint can be converted to an instance of the model by importing the package and calling the provided extension method:

import tapir.openapi.OpenAPI

val docs: OpenAPI = booksListing.toOpenAPI("My Bookshop", "1.0")

Such a model can then be refined, by adding details which are not auto-generated. Working with a deeply nested case class structure such as the OpenAPI one can be made easier by using a lens library, e.g. Quicklens.

The openapi case classes can then be serialised, either to JSON or YAML using Circe:

import tapir.openapi.circe.yaml._


Exposing OpenAPI documentation

Exposing the OpenAPI documentation can be very application-specific. For example, to expose the docs using the Swagger UI and akka-http:

  • add libraryDependencies += "org.webjars" % "swagger-ui" % "3.22.0" to build.sbt (or newer)
  • generate the yaml content to serve as a String using tapir:
import tapir.openapi.circe.yaml._

val docsAsYaml: String = myEndpoints.toOpenAPI("My App", "1.0").toYaml
  • add the following routes to your server:
val SwaggerYml = "swagger.yml"

private val redirectToIndex: Route =
  redirect(s"/swagger/index.html?url=/swagger/$SwaggerYml", StatusCodes.PermanentRedirect) 

val routes: Route =
  path("swagger") {
  } ~
    pathPrefix("swagger") {
      path("") { // this is for trailing slash
      } ~
        path(SwaggerYml) {
        } ~