In this tutorials, I am going to show you how to change the Spring Boot Context path.

Spring Boot Context Path  :

Like changing the server port in spring boot, to change the context path in Spring Boot we have 3 ways.

  • By updating the file,
  • By configuring the Embedded Servlet Container and
  • By passing the arguments while running the application

Lets see the above 3 scenarios one by one,

Spring Boot gives us a property called server.context-path which is used to change the tomcat port from properties file.

To use this, you can update the like below :

Configuring the Embedded Servlet Container :

We can also change the Spring Boot Server Context by obtaining the ConfigurableEmbeddedServletContainer object. It allows us to change the runtime server properties like change the contextPath, serverPort, sessionTimeOut and etc.,
package com.onlinetutorialspoint.spring.boot;

import org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.ConfigurableEmbeddedServletContainer;
import org.springframework.boot.context.embedded.EmbeddedServletContainerCustomizer;
import org.springframework.stereotype.Component;

public class CustomContainer implements EmbeddedServletContainerCustomizer {

    public void customize(ConfigurableEmbeddedServletContainer container) {


The context path should be starts with “/” and should not ends with “/”, other wise we will get BeanCreationException.

Arguments while running the application :


Output :

Spring Boot Context Path

Based on your requirement, you can use any one among 3 possibilities.

Happy Learning 🙂

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One Comment

  1. Ravi Joshi December 31, 2020 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    server.context-path=/Basic_Spring_Boot did not work for me in newer version of Spring-Boot. Instead server.servlet.context-path=/Basic_Spring_Boot worked.

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