Tamaya Spring Integration (Extension Module)


Apache Tamaya currently provides two implementations also full integration for Spring:

  • A Spring @Configuration implementation that also provides a Tamaya based version of org.springframework.context.support.PropertySourcesPlaceholderConfigurer.

  • org.apache.tamaya.integration.spring.TamayaEnvironment is the Tamaya based implementation of the Spring Environment interface.

  • TamayaSpringPropertySource implements an additional Spring PropertySource.

  • Finally org.apache.tamaya.integration.spring.SpringConfigInjectionPostProcessor implements a Bean PostProcessor, which adds all the full fledged Tamaya configuration capabilities to Spring.


Both modules are based on Java 7, so they will not run on Java 7 and beyond. The extension shown here works similarly with Spring Framework as well as Spring Boot.


To benefit from Tamaya Spring integration you only must one of the following dependencies to your module:


Registering Tamaya Spring Configuration

Basically to activate the Tamaya Spring support the most simple thing is to a enable the Tamaya package for being scanned for Spring components, e.g.

<beans xmlns="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans"
       xsi:schemaLocation="http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans http://www.springframework.org/schema/beans/spring-beans.xsd http://www.springframework.org/schema/context http://www.springframework.org/schema/context/spring-context.xsd">

    <context:annotation-config />
    <context:component-scan base-package="org.apache.tamaya.integration.spring"/>


Note Of course you can also use the newer @ComponentScan annotation as described by the Spring documentation.

Similarly if you dont want to use component scanning you can configure things using plain old XML. Simply add the following lines somewhere into one of your application context configuration files.

<bean id="tamayaInjectionProcessor" name="tamayaInjectionProcessor" class="org.apache.tamaya.integration.spring.SpringConfigInjectionPostProcessor"/>
<bean id="tamayaConfigProvider" name="tamayaConfigProvider" class="org.apache.tamaya.integration.spring.TamayaSpringConfig"/>

Configuring your Context

Done so enables you to use Tamaya as a backend for property resolution, e.g. propertyValue as illustrated below is resolved from the current Tamaya configuration.

<bean id="configuredBean" name="configuredBean" class="org.apache.tamaya.integration.spring.ConfiguredSpringBean">
    <property name="message" value="${propertyValue}"/>

Configuring your Beans

Similarly you can inject any kind of configuration as supported by Tamaya into your Spring managed beans:

 * Created by Anatole on 25.09.2015.
public class ConfiguredSpringBean {

    private String message;

    private Environment env;

    private String javaVersion;

    private int testNumber;

    public String getJavaVersion(){
        return javaVersion;

    public int getTestNumber(){
        return testNumber;

    public Environment getEnv(){
        return env;

    public void setMessage(String message){
        this.message = message;

    public String getMessage() {
        return message;

Summarizing you get all the nice features of Tamaya out of the box running with your Spring code.

Last updated 2016-07-13 23:26:00 +02:00

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