Hibernate Validator

6.0 series stable

Bean Validation 2.0 support, performance improvements.

Compatibility

Java 8, 11 or 17
Bean Validation 2.0

Not compatible with your requirements? Have a look at the other series.

See also the Compatibility policy.

Documentation

Documentation for this specific series can be accessed through the links below:

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You can find more documentation for all series on the documentation page.

How to get it

Maven, Gradle...

Maven artifacts of Hibernate Validator are published to Maven Central and to the JBoss Maven repository. Refer to the Maven Getting Started guide on the JBoss Wiki for more information on how to configure the JBoss Maven repository.

You can find the Maven coordinates of all artifacts through the link below:

Maven artifacts

Below are the Maven coordinates of the main artifacts.

org.hibernate.validator:hibernate-validator:6.0.22.Final
Core implementation
org.hibernate.validator:hibernate-validator-cdi:6.0.22.Final
CDI integration
org.hibernate.validator:hibernate-validator-osgi:6.0.22.Final
OSGi integration
org.hibernate.validator:hibernate-validator-annotation-processor:6.0.22.Final
Annotation processor

Zip archive

Direct download is available from SourceForge:

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More information about specific releases (announcements, download links) can be found here.

Getting started

If you want to start using Hibernate Validator, please refer to the getting started guide:

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Migrating

If you need to upgrade from a previous series, please refer to the migration guide:

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What's new

Latest release announcement (2020-12-16): 6.0.22.Final.

A detailed list of new features, improvements and fixes in this series can be found on our issue tracker.

Bean Validation 2.0

Hibernate Validator 6.0 is the Reference Implementation of the Bean Validation 2.0 specification so it comes with all its new features:

  • First class support of container element constraints and cascaded validation (think private Map<@Valid @NotNull OrderCategory, List<@Valid @NotNull Order>> orderByCategories;);

  • Support for the new JSR 310 date/time data types for @Past and @Future;

  • New built-in constraints: @Positive, @PositiveOrZero, @Negative, @NegativeOrZero, @PastOrPresent and @FutureOrPresent

We also have leveraged the new features of JDK 8 (built-in constraints are marked repeatable, parameter names are retrieved via reflection) as it is now the minimal version required.

Other new features

Performance improvements

We have done quite a lot of benchmarking and have significantly improved the performances of Hibernate Validator.

It can be up to four times faster than Hibernate Validator 5.4.2.Final in some cases.

Memory footprint improvements

Hibernate Validator collects a lot of metadata on the constrained beans. We reduced significantly the memory occupied by these metadata.

Releases in this series

6.0.22.Final

2020-12-16

6.0.21.Final

2020-09-30

6.0.20.Final

2020-05-07

6.0.19.Final

2020-03-27

translation fixes, BeanMetaDataClassNormalizer

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6.0.18.Final

2019-10-25

6.0.16.Final

2019-03-21

6.0.14.Final

2019-01-07

critical bugfix, Dutch translation fixes, WildFly 15.0.0.Final support

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6.0.12.Final

2018-08-13

6.0.11.Final

2018-07-18

6.0.10.Final

2018-05-15

6.0.9.Final

2018-03-27

constraint validator payload, bugfixes, performance improvements

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6.0.8.Final

2018-03-08

constraint validator payload, bugfixes, performance improvements

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6.0.7.Final

2017-12-20

6.0.6.Final

2017-12-14

@ISBN constraint, performance improvements

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6.0.5.Final

2017-11-15

bugfixes, @UniqueElements constraint, temporal validation tolerance

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6.0.4.Final

2017-10-25

WildFly 11 Final patch, performance improvements

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6.0.3.Final

2017-10-19

new ScriptEvaluatorFactory SPI, new @CodePointLength constraint, bugfixes

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6.0.2.Final

2017-08-22

bug fixes, updated Brazilian Portuguese translation

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6.0.1.Final

2017-08-07

Bean Validation 2.0 support, performance improvements

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6.0.0.Final

2017-08-07

Not publicly released.

6.0.0.CR3

2017-07-11

6.0.0.CR2

2017-07-05

6.0.0.CR1

2017-06-29

6.0.0.Beta2

2017-05-24

6.0.0.Beta1

2017-05-16

improved Bean Validation 2.0 support, improved container element constraint support

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6.0.0.Alpha2

2017-03-30

improved Bean Validation 2.0 support, improved container element constraint support

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6.0.0.Alpha1

2017-02-16

Bean Validation 2.0 initial support, nested type argument constraints, lambdas

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