The Akeyless Java SDK makes it easy to integrate your Java applications, libraries, or scripts with Akeyless. The following guide shows a typical integration.

Installation

Building the API client library requires:

  • Java version 1.7+.
  • Maven (3.8.3+)/Gradle (7.2+)

Maven Users

If your project uses Maven, add the following repository to your Maven configuration file by default, it is located at ~/.m2/settings.xml):

<repository>
    <id>central</id>
    <url>https://akeyless.jfrog.io/artifactory/akeyless-java</url>
    <snapshots><enabled>false</enabled></snapshots>
</repository>

Then, add the following dependency to your project's pom.xml file:

<dependency>
  <groupId>io.akeyless</groupId>
  <artifactId>akeyless-java</artifactId>
  <version>Specify the SDK version here</version>
  <scope>compile</scope>
</dependency>

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Note

Don't forget to modify the value of the <version> element in the pom.xml file to specify the dependency version you want to include.

Build from Source

Clone the SDK Repository and execute:

mvn clean package

Then, manually install the JAR files under the target folder.

Configuration

The example below uses the following imported packages:

import io.akeyless.client.ApiClient;
import io.akeyless.client.ApiException;
import io.akeyless.client.Configuration;
import io.akeyless.client.model.Configure;
import io.akeyless.client.model.ConfigureOutput;
import io.akeyless.client.model.ListItems;
import io.akeyless.client.model.ListItemsInPathOutput;

Create and configure an instance of Akeyless Client:

ApiClient client = Configuration.getDefaultApiClient();
client.setBasePath("https://api.akeyless.io");
V2Api api = new V2Api(client);

To work with Your Gateway set the client.setBasePath with your Gateway API endpoint on port 8081.

Authentication

The Akeyless Java SDK supports multiple Authentication Methods.

API Key

To use an API Key for authentication set the following:

Configure body = new Configure();
body.accessId("<Access Id>").accessKey("<Access Key>");
ConfigureOutput out;
out = api.configure(body);
String token = out.getToken();

Make sure to set your Access Id and Access Key in the relevant places. The received token should be provided for every request that requires authentication.

Using cloud ID

To work with a Cloud-based Auth, Add the Akeyless Cloud ID library for Java and set the following dependency on your project's pom:

<dependency>
  <groupId>io.akeyless</groupId>
  <artifactId>cloudid</artifactId>
  <version>"CloudId package version"</version>
</dependency>

Make sure to set the relevant CloudId package version.

Import the Cloud ID library into your project:

import io.akeyless.client.ApiException;
import io.akeyless.cloudid.CloudProviderFactory;
import io.akeyless.cloudid.CloudIdProvider;

Authenticate using cloud ID

Set the relevant accessType based on your cloud provide, the following example uses azure_ad:

String accessType = "azure_ad"; // azure_ad/aws_iam/gcp 
CloudIdProvider idProvider = CloudProviderFactory.getCloudIdProvider(accessType);
try {
    String cloudId = idProvider.getCloudId();
    
    V2Api api = new V2Api(client);
    Auth auth = new Auth();
    auth.accessId("<Access Id>");
    auth.accessType(accessType);
    auth.cloudId(cloudId);

    AuthOutput out = api.auth(auth);
    String token = out.getToken();
} catch (ApiException e) {
    System.err.println("Status code: " + e.getCode());
    System.err.println("Reason: " + e.getResponseBody());
    System.err.println("Response headers: " + e.getResponseHeaders());
    e.printStackTrace();
} catch (Exception e) {
    System.err.println("Reason: " + e.getMessage());
    e.printStackTrace();
}

Make sure to set your Access Id in the relevant place.

Example

Wrapping everything together, here is a basic example demonstrating the ListItems command:

import io.akeyless.client.ApiException;
import io.akeyless.cloudid.CloudProviderFactory;
import io.akeyless.cloudid.CloudIdProvider;

import io.akeyless.client.ApiClient;
import io.akeyless.client.Configuration;
import io.akeyless.client.model.*;
import io.akeyless.client.api.V2Api;

public class Main {
    public static void main(String[] argv) {
        // Use azure_ad/aws_iam/gcp, according to your cloud provider
        String accessType = "azure_ad";
        CloudIdProvider idProvider = CloudProviderFactory.getCloudIdProvider(accessType);
        try {
            String cloudId = idProvider.getCloudId();

            ApiClient client = Configuration.getDefaultApiClient();
            client.setBasePath("https://api.akeyless.io");

            V2Api api = new V2Api(client);
            Auth auth = new Auth();
            auth.accessId("<Your access id>");
            auth.accessType(accessType);
            auth.cloudId(cloudId);

            AuthOutput result = api.auth(auth);


            ListItems listBody = new ListItems();
            listBody.setToken(result.getToken());
            ListItemsInPathOutput listOut = api.listItems(listBody);
            System.out.println(listOut.getItems().size());
        } catch (ApiException e) {
            System.err.println("Status code: " + e.getCode());
            System.err.println("Reason: " + e.getResponseBody());
            System.err.println("Response headers: " + e.getResponseHeaders());
            e.printStackTrace();
        } catch (Exception e) {
            System.err.println("Reason: " + e.getMessage());
            e.printStackTrace();
        }
    }
}

API Reference

For a detailed API reference, see here.