Setting up Keycloak Server

Keycloak can be downloaded at :-

Once it is downloaded, extract the binary distribution and execute the available in the keycloak-9.0.3/bin to run the keycloak server.



Adding Realm

We need to add a realm first. This can be done by click on Add realm button on top of the server console.

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Then add the name for the realm. In my case i have added it as “spring-app-demo-realm“.


Now we have successfully added a realm.


Adding new users

Now we need to add new users for the newly added realm. For the demonstration purpose i am filling only the mandatory data. I will be creating two user accounts.

  • username: app-user    /   password: test123
  • username: app-admin    /   password: test123


Lets create the “app-user” first.


Once the user is added, we need to set the password. This can be done as follows.


Repeat the above steps again to create the “admin-user” as well.


Create Roles

Now we need to create user roles. we will create following two user roles.



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Now we have successfully created the roles.


Assign role(s) for the user

Now this is the time to assign the roles for the user accounts. This can be done as follows.

click on Users. ->  select the user account -> Role Mappings

Assigning the user role for the app-admin user

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Select the available role(s) -> Add Selected


Assigning the user role for the app-user

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Set up client

Now we need to create new client.

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Now we need to do more configurations.

7. configure client.png


Now we are done with the setup and configuration process.


Testing with Postman

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REST endpoint should in the following format.





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