com.auth0.AuthenticationController not working for Spring Boot 3.0


I previously have a Spring Boot 2.7.6 / Java 11 application that used the com.auth0.AuthenticationController to build my Authorize Url.

Moving to Spring Boot 3.0.1 / Java 17, the application now fails because the AuthenticationController uses javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest and javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse . SpringBoot 3.0 which uses Tomcat 10.0 is expecting jakarta.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest.

I get the “No primary or single unique constructor found for interface javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest” error

Now I can use Spring Boot 3.0.1, if I use the spring-boot-starter-oauth2-client library but I really want to use the AuthenticationController as I can append the ui_locales query parameter to the Authorize Url to control localisation of the Auth0 login widget.

When will a Spring Boot 3.0 update be available for the com.auth0.AuthenticationController i.e an update to the mvc-auth-commons jar?

Has anyone found a work around. The key issue is the ability to append the ui_locales to the Authorize URL.

Thanks in advance


Hi All

Here’s my work around for my Spring Boot 3 / Java 17 project

In your project (I use Eclipse), create a package called com.auth0
From the mvc-auth-commons jar file edit the following classes (I pre-appended Auth0 to the class names to ensure no conflicts):


Change all references of javax.servlet.http to jakarta.servlet.http

For some reason I have to add public to the RandomStorage class because of a visibility issue.

So the bottom line is, Auth0 need to release an update to the mvc-auth-commons jar the current version is 1.9.3.

Good luck