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Retrieve OAuth 2.0 authorization code using JavaFX WebView

This post documents a snippet of code that can be added to Browser class in JavaFX WebView sample, to extract OAuth 2.0 authorization code.

Assuming you’ve configured WebView’s WebEngine to load the authorization URL, the authorization service will redirect you to the redirect_uri specified in the authorization URL, after a user logs in successfully. It will pass along the code parameter, that can be extracted as follows

webEngine.locationProperty().addListener((observable, oldValue, newValue) -> {
    String location = (String)newValue;
    int index = location.indexOf("code=");
    if (index >= 0) {
        String code = location.substring(index + 5);
        // TODO wrap up


import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.geometry.HPos;
import javafx.geometry.VPos;
import javafx.scene.Node;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.layout.HBox;
import javafx.scene.layout.Priority;
import javafx.scene.layout.Region;
import javafx.scene.paint.Color;
import javafx.scene.web.WebEngine;
import javafx.scene.web.WebView;
import javafx.stage.Stage;

public class WebViewSample extends Application {
    private Scene scene;
    @Override public void start(Stage stage) {
        // create the scene
        stage.setTitle("Web View");
        scene = new Scene(new Browser(),750,500, Color.web("#666970"));

    public static void main(String[] args){

class Browser extends Region {

    final WebView browser = new WebView();
    final WebEngine webEngine = browser.getEngine();

    public Browser() {
        // load the web page

        //add the web view to the scene


    private Node createSpacer() {
        Region spacer = new Region();
        HBox.setHgrow(spacer, Priority.ALWAYS);
        return spacer;

    @Override protected void layoutChildren() {
        double w = getWidth();
        double h = getHeight();
        layoutInArea(browser,0,0,w,h,0, HPos.CENTER, VPos.CENTER);

    @Override protected double computePrefWidth(double height) {
        return 750;

    @Override protected double computePrefHeight(double width) {
        return 500;