Serving Valuable App Details With /actuator/info

Learn how to get valuable application details such as components’ versions using /actuator/info.

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Get components’ version details

The health of our application isn’t the only maintenance data that’s needed. Valuable information to include in deployed applications includes the versions of various components we used!

Imagine getting a call at 3:00 a.m. from one of our customers about something being broken. We then spend hours combing through tickets and commit logs, only to discover we fixed that exact problem two weeks ago. It looks like our customer is using an old version.

This is something that could have been solved upfront with a quick check of what’s actually deployed. With Spring Boot Actuator, we can embed details of our build file into our with just a few lines:

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