Hibernate Validator

6.1 series stable

Jakarta Bean Validation, new Quarkus-tailored bootstrap


Java 8 or 11
Jakarta Bean Validation 2.0

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

See also the Compatibility policy.


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


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.

Core implementation
CDI integration
OSGi integration
Annotation processor

Zip archive

Direct download is available from SourceForge:

Download Zip archive

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

Getting started

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



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


What's new

Latest release announcement (2020-09-30): 6.1.6.Final.

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

Jakarta Bean Validation

Hibernate Validator 6.1 uses the Jakarta Bean Validation API artifact i.e. jakarta.validation:jakarta.validation-api.

No API changes.

Quarkus-tailored bootstrap

To better fit Quarkus architecture, we have developed a new bootstrap that allows to collect the Hibernate Validator metadata at build time.

This allows to drastically reduce the Hibernate Validator contribution to the Quarkus startup time.

Performance and memory footprint improvements

Hibernate Validator 6.1 comes with some new performance and memory footprint improvements.

Releases in this series

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