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Azure Core shared library for Java

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Azure Core provides shared primitives, abstractions, and helpers for modern Java Azure SDK client libraries. These libraries follow the Azure SDK Design Guidelines for Java and can be easily identified by package names starting with and module names starting with azure-, e.g. would be found within the /sdk/storage/azure-storage-blob directory. A more complete list of client libraries using Azure Core can be found here.

Azure Core allows client libraries to expose common functionality consistently, so that once you learn how to use these APIs in one client library, you will know how to use them in other client libraries.

Getting started


Include the package

Include the BOM file

Please include the azure-sdk-bom to your project to take dependency on the General Availability (GA) version of the library. In the following snippet, replace the {bomversionto_target} placeholder with the version number. To learn more about the BOM, see the AZURE SDK BOM README.


and then include the direct dependency in the dependencies section without the version tag. Typically, you won't need to install or depend on Azure Core, instead it will be transitively downloaded by your build tool when you depend on client libraries using it.


Include direct dependency

If you want to take dependency on a particular version of the library that is not present in the BOM, add the direct dependency to your project as follows.


Key concepts

The key concepts of Azure Core (and therefore all Azure client libraries using Azure Core) include:

  • Configuring service clients, e.g. configuring retries, logging, etc.
  • Accessing HTTP response details (Response<T>).
  • Calling long-running operations (PollerFlux<T>).
  • Paging and asynchronous streams (ContinuablePagedFlux<T>).
  • Exceptions for reporting errors from service requests consistently.
  • Abstractions for representing Azure SDK credentials.

These will be introduced by way of the examples presented below.


Accessing HTTP Response Details Using Response<T>

Service clients have methods that call Azure services, we refer call these methods service methods.

Service methods can return a shared Azure Core type Response<T>. This type provides access to both the deserialized result of the service call and to the details of the HTTP response returned from the server.

HTTP pipelines with HttpPipeline

HttpPipeline is a construct that contains a list of HttpPipelinePolicy which are applied to a request sequentially to prepare it being sent by an HttpClient.

Exception Hierarchy with AzureException

AzureException is the root exception in the hierarchy used in Azure Core. Additional exceptions such as HttpRequestException and HttpResponseException are used to reduce the scope of exception reasons.

Pagination with ContinuablePagedFlux<T>

ContinuablePageFlux manages sending an initial page request to a service and retrieving additional pages as the consumer requests more data until the consumer finishes processing or all pages have been consumed.

Long Running Operations with PollerFlux<T>

PollerFlux manages sending an initial service request and requesting processing updates on a fix interval until polling is cancelled or reaches a terminal state.

Next steps

Get started with Azure libraries that are built using Azure Core.


If you encounter any bugs, please file issues via GitHub Issues or checkout StackOverflow for Azure Java SDK.

Enabling Logging

Azure SDKs for Java provide a consistent logging story to help aid in troubleshooting application errors and expedite their resolution. The logs produced will capture the flow of an application before reaching the terminal state to help locate the root issue. View the logging wiki for guidance about enabling logging.


For details on contributing to this repository, see the contributing guide.

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request


Package Description
Package containing annotations for client side methods that maps to REST APIs.
Package containing basic credential classes for authentication purposes.
Package containing core cryptography interfaces.
Package containing core exception classes.
Package containing HTTP abstractions between the AnnotationParser, RestProxy, and HTTP client.
Package containing HttpPipelinePolicy interface and its implementations.
Package containing REST-related APIs.
Package containing core model classes.
Package containing core utility classes.
Package containing logging APIs.
Package containing paging abstraction.
Package containing API for long running operations.
Package containing interfaces describing serialization and deserialization contract.
Package containing API for tracing.