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Version: v0.2

Web API Project Template

Create Your First Arcus Web API Project#

First, install the template from NuGet:

> dotnet new --install Arcus.Templates.WebApi

When installed, the template can be created with shortname: arcus-webapi:

> dotnet new arcus-webapi --name Arcus.Demo.WebAPI


Creates a starter web API project with by default configured:


And additional features available with options:

  • -au|--authentication (default None)
  • -ia|--include-appsettings (default false): includes a appsettings.json file to the web API project.
  • -ec|--exclude-correlation (default false): excludes the capability to correlate between HTTP requests/responses from the API project.
  • -eo|--exclude-openApi (default false): exclude the ASP.NET OpenAPI docs generation and UI from API project.
  • -lo|--logging (default Console)
    • Console: no extra logging mechanism except for the default console logging will be added to the web API project.
    • Serilog: adds Serilog as logging mechanism with request logging to the web API project.


As part of this template the following HTTP header(s) are removed for security sake:

  • Server header * Provides information concerning the Web API runtime