Swagger UI

Enable swagger UI for server.


We will use swag to generate swagger UI config files.

Option 1: With RK CMD

# Install RK CMD
$ go get -u github.com/rookie-ninja/rk/cmd/rk

# Install swag with rk
$ rk install swag

Option 2: From swag the official repository:

$ go get -u github.com/swaggo/swag/cmd/swag


go get github.com/rookie-ninja/rk-boot

General options

These are general options to start a echo server with rk-boot

name description type default value
echo.name The name of echo server string N/A
echo.port The port of echo server integer nil, server won’t start
echo.enabled Enable echo entry bool false
echo.description Description of echo entry. string ""

Swagger options

name description type default value
echo.sw.enabled Enable swagger service over echo server boolean false
echo.sw.path The path access swagger service from web string /sw
echo.sw.jsonPath Where the swagger.json files are stored locally string ""
echo.sw.headers Headers would be sent to caller as scheme of [key:value] []string []

Quick start

1.Create boot.yaml

In order to make rk-boot finds out available swagger config files, we need to add echo.sw.jsonPath in boot.yaml file.

  - name: greeter
    port: 8080
    enabled: true
      enabled: true
      jsonPath: "docs"
#      path: "sw"        # Default value is "sw", change it as needed
#      headers: []       # Headers that will be set while accessing swagger UI main page.

2.Create main.go

In order to generate swagger config with swag, we need to add comments as bellow.

package main

import (

// @title RK Swagger for Echo
// @version 1.0
// @description This is a greeter service with rk-boot.

// Application entrance.
func main() {
	// Create a new boot instance.
	boot := rkboot.NewBoot()

	// Register handler
	boot.GetEchoEntry("greeter").Echo.GET("/v1/greeter", Greeter)

	// Bootstrap

	// Wait for shutdown sig

// @Summary Greeter service
// @Id 1
// @version 1.0
// @produce application/json
// @Param name query string true "Input name"
// @Success 200 {object} GreeterResponse
// @Router /v1/greeter [get]
func Greeter(ctx echo.Context) error {
	return ctx.JSON(http.StatusOK, &GreeterResponse{
		Message: fmt.Sprintf("Hello %s!", ctx.QueryParam("name")),

// Response.
type GreeterResponse struct {
	Message string

3.Generate swagger config

$ swag init

# swagger.json, swagger.yaml, docs.go files will be generated under ./docs folder.
$ tree
├── boot.yaml
├── docs
│   ├── docs.go
│   ├── swagger.json
│   └── swagger.yaml
├── go.mod
├── go.sum
└── main.go

1 directory, 7 files


Swagger: http://localhost:8080/sw


Last modified November 2, 2021 : Add Echo framework documentation (80ec258)