Lightbend Activator

Play Start Application

Play Start Application

January 19, 2016
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A starter application with authentication, CSS and email. Signup, Signin, Reset password, Change Email from Settings... Common uses cases.

How to get "Play Start Application" on your computer

There are several ways to get this template.

Option 1: Choose PlayStartApp in the Lightbend Activator UI.

Already have Lightbend Activator (get it here)? Launch the UI then search for PlayStartApp in the list of templates.

Option 2: Download the PlayStartApp project as a zip archive

If you haven't installed Activator, you can get the code by downloading the template bundle for PlayStartApp.

  1. Download the Template Bundle for "Play Start Application"
  2. Extract the downloaded zip file to your system
  3. The bundle includes a small bootstrap script that can start Activator. To start Lightbend Activator's UI:

    In your File Explorer, navigate into the directory that the template was extracted to, right-click on the file named "activator.bat", then select "Open", and if prompted with a warning, click to continue:

    Or from a command line:

     C:\Users\typesafe\PlayStartApp> activator ui 
    This will start Lightbend Activator and open this template in your browser.

Option 3: Create a PlayStartApp project from the command line

If you have Lightbend Activator, use its command line mode to create a new project from this template. Type activator new PROJECTNAME PlayStartApp on the command line.

Option 4: View the template source

The creator of this template maintains it at

Option 5: Preview the tutorial below

We've included the text of this template's tutorial below, but it may work better if you view it inside Activator on your computer. Activator tutorials are often designed to be interactive.

Preview the tutorial

Application details

  • Sign Up
  • Sign In
  • Reset password
  • Settings Page
  • Change email from Settings


  • Shows passwords secured with bcrypt
  • Shows secure workflow to reset password
  • Shows secure workflow to reset email
  • Shows I18n example (en, fr)
  • Includes a password strength checker


  • Rename conf/email.conf.example in conf/email.conf and check it (smtp, etc...)