project lombok tutorial

STS (Spring Tool Suite) Lombok Configuration

In your STS based application, you can follow the below STS Lombok Configuration to support you IDE for Project Lombok annotations.


These are the pre-requisite of Project Lombok to configure in any applications and IDE.

Java >= 1.8
Gradle >= 4.x or Maven 3.6.x
Project Lombok >= 1.18.20

Ways to configure Lombok in STS

In this post, you will know about the three ways on configuring the Lombok in you STS IDE.

  • Manually configure the STS
  • STS Plugin for Lombok
  • STS Software Center

Manually Configure STS for Lombok

  • Download the lombok.jar from
  • Place this lombok.jar in you root folder of STS installation location
  • Double click on the jar, it will open open popup as below. Select the IDE location by click “Specify location”
  • Click on “install/update” button.
STS Lombok Configuration
STS Lombok Configuration 1
  • Click on “Install/Update” button. On successful installation you will get below screen
  • Click on “Quit Installer”
  • Restart you STS IDE to refresh the Lombok features in case already open.
STS Lombok Configuration
STS Lombok Configuration 2

Lombok STS Configuration by Plug-in

You can install lombok directly from within STS, and in that way, you can also include lombok as part of your team STS deployment configuration.

Follow below steps to configure the Lombok STS configuration by plug-in

  • Go to your STS “Help->Search->Install New Software” as given
STS Lombok Configuration by plug-in
STS Lombok Configuration by plug-in
STS Lombok Configuration by plug-in
STS Lombok Configuration by plug-in
  • Select the Lombok Plug-in check boxes and click on install button
  • After Installation successful, Restart your STS IDE to refresh lombok features.

STS Lombok from Software Center

Some of the latest version of STS IDE already supports Lombok Project. In this case you don’t required any of above steps:

To check Lombok Support in STS IDE you can follow these steps:

  • Go to the about dialogue
  • Supported version on Lombok detail will display at last in “Copy Write” section as given in screenshot.
STS Lombok Configuration
STS Lombok Configuration



In this post you have learned about the multiple ways of Lombok Project configuration in you STS IDE.

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