What´s FredBet?

Simple football betting application using Spring Boot, Thymeleaf and Bootstrap. The web pages are constructed in responsive design for using on mobile devices.


Testing it locally

You can run the application by issuing the following command:

mvn install spring-boot:run

The application is available under http://localhost:8080/ and runs (by default) with an in-memory H2 database. Log in with the admin account admin/admin.

In the dev profile (which will be activated if no profile is specified) the application starts with an embedded in-memory H2 database.

Running the released Docker image

The released docker image is available on Docker Hub.

docker run -d -p 8080:8080 fred4jupiter/fredbet

Building your own Docker image

mvn clean install
docker build -t fred4jupiter/fredbet .
docker run -d -p 8080:8080 fred4jupiter/fredbet

This will build (and run) an image with name fred4jupiter/fredbet.

Running with Docker Compose

There are some docker compose files available to run the application e.g. with a separate database. This configuration is recommended for production use.

You can find the docker compose files in folder


Example for FredBet with MariaDB:

cd src/docker/docker-compose
docker-compose -f mariadb.yml up -d

FredBet Properties

These properties has to be set at application startup.

Key Default Value Description h2 Active Spring profile at startup. Possible values: h2,dev,maria,mysql,postgres. Use profile prod for real productive setup.
fredbet.image-size 1920 Pixel length side for storing images in photo gallery.
fredbet.thumbnail-size 75 Pixel length side for storing thumbnail images.
fredbet.image-location FILE_SYSTEM Location where to store the images/photos. Possible values: FILE_SYSTEM, DATABASE, AWS_S3
fredbet.image-file-system-base-folder the users home folder In case you selected to save the images in file system this is the path to the folder. fredbet Name of the AWS bucket if the image location is set to AWS_S3. -- Your AWS access key if the image location is set to AWS_S3. -- Your AWS secret key if the image location is set to AWS_S3. eu-central-1 Name of the AWS bucket if the image location is set to AWS_S3.
fredbet.default-language de The default language you prefer.

Please have a look at Spring Boots externalized configuration documentation on how to setup these properties as JVM parameters or environment variables.

Database Properties

Key Default Value Description
spring.datasource.hikari.jdbc-url jdbc:h2:file:~/fredbet/fredbetdb;DB_CLOSE_DELAY=-1;DB_CLOSE_ON_EXIT=FALSE JDBC connection URL.
spring.datasource.hikari.username sa The database username.
spring.datasource.hikari.password The database password.
spring.datasource.hikari.driver-class-name org.h2.Driver see driver class below

Driver class names

Database Driver Class Spring Profile
H2 org.h2.Driver h2
MySQL com.mysql.jdbc.Driver mysql
MariaDB org.mariadb.jdbc.Driver maria
PostgreSQL org.postgresql.Driver postgres

Activate the spring profile via JVM (e.g. or system environment variable (e.g. SPRING_PROFILES_ACTIVE=h2).

Runtime Configuration

Some configuration parameters are configurable at runtime. You has to be administrator to edit these values. Following settings can be changed at runtime:

Production Environment

FredBet is designed to run within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud as production environment. Typically you run the docker container in EC2 container service (ECS) with these environment properties while storing the images of the image gallery in S3:

Key Value Description e.g. postgres see section Driver class names
fredbet.image-location AWS_S3 fredbet Or any other name for your S3 bucket.

Other properties depend on your production setup (see possible properties above). Add also the properties for your database connection (see above).

The policy to access your S3 bucket will look like this:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": "s3:*",
            "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::<BUCKET_NAME>/*"


-Dspring.liquibase.enabled = false

Disabling Liquibase database migration at all. This may be useful if you have an already populated database schema.

Health Check

You can call this URL for a health check:


You will see a response of {"status":"UP"}. The health check URL is callable without authentication.


While running in dev profile the H2 web console is available at http://localhost:8080/console.

Excel-Templates ready to import

The following Excel-Templates with matches are prepared for import:


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FredBet (c) by Michael Stähler

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