JHipster release 4.12.0

What’s new

This is a huge release, with 105 closed tickets and bug requests (yes, the last 2 weeks have been pretty busy for the team!).

Here are the most important ones:

  • Angular 5 support #6789
  • MongoDB users can now use the Elasticsearch option, like JPA users #6595
  • Gateways secured with OpenID Connect can now be generated without any database #6763
  • Several server-side libraries upgrades, including Spring Boot 1.5.9 #6782

As announced in the previous release, React support is still under development: use the --experimental flag when running JHipster to enable the React option. Warning, this is not finished yet! Your contributions are of course welcome.


We have opened an OpenCollective account. If you find the project helpful, or if your company benefits from it, please consider becoming a backer or a sponsor.

This is very important to keep the project growing.

JHipster Online

JHipster Online has a new release, which supports Continuous Deployment. You can now generate your application, design your entities, and test everything, all from a nice Web user interface.

Closed tickets and merged pull requests

As always, you can check all closed tickets and merged pull requests here.

How to upgrade

Automatic upgrade

For an automatic upgrade, use the JHipster upgrade sub-generator on an existing application:

Upgrade your version of JHipster:

yarn global upgrade generator-jhipster

And then run the upgrade sub-generator:

jhipster upgrade

Manual upgrades

For a manual upgrade, first upgrade your version of JHipster with:

yarn global upgrade generator-jhipster

If you have an existing project, it will still use the JHipster version with which it was generated. To upgrade your project, you must first delete its node_modules folder and then run:


You can also update your project and all its entities by running

jhipster --with-entities

You can also update your entities one-by-one by running again the entity sub-generator, for example if your entity is named Foo

jhipster entity Foo

Help and bugs

If you find any issue with this release, don’t hesitate to:

If the issue you have is an urgent bug or security issue, please: