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 gin server with rk-boot

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

Swagger options

name description type default value
gin.sw.enabled Enable swagger service over gin server boolean false
gin.sw.path The path access swagger service from web string /sw
gin.sw.jsonPath Where the swagger.json files are stored locally string ""
gin.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 gin.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 Gin
// @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.GetGinEntry("greeter").Router.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 *gin.Context) {
	ctx.JSON(http.StatusOK, &GreeterResponse{
		Message: fmt.Sprintf("Hello %s!", ctx.Query("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 September 24, 2021 : Update based on rk-boot:v1.2.4 (357cf4c)