Bean validation not working and getting no errors as well


I am trying to create a controller endpoint inside my custom module, so I am trying to use @valid @responsebody for receiving body of POST with validation and serialize them into my model with the help of constraints available in javax and hibernate validator , but during runtime I am not able to get any validation error in case constraints fail when supplied the incorrect key-value in request body. Its just serializing the body into the model with null value for those keys not provided in the request.

Runtime details:

  1. openmrs-2.1.1.
  2. validation-api-1.0.0.GA.jar
  3. hibernate-validator-4.2.0.Final.jar

package org.custommodule.requestmodels;
import javax.validation.constraints.Pattern;

import org.hibernate.validator.constraints.NotEmpty;
import org.hibernate.validator.constraints.Email;
import javax.validation.Valid;
import java.util.*;
public class SignupRequest {
	public static class UserAttributes {
		@NotEmpty(message = "'type' missing in userAttributes")
		private String type;
		@NotEmpty(message = "'value' missing in userAttributes")
		private String value;
		public String getType() {
			return type;
		public void setType(String type) {
			this.type = type;
		public String getValue() {
			return value;
		public void setValue(String value) {
			this.value = value;
	@NotEmpty(message = "'firstName' missing")
	private String firstName;
	@NotEmpty(message = "'lastName' missing")
	private String lastName;
	@Email(message = "Not a valid E-mail")
	private String email;
	@NotEmpty(message = "'isProvider' missing")
	private Boolean isProvider;
	private String password;
	@NotEmpty(message = "'type' missing")
	private String type;
	@NotEmpty(message = "'gender' missing")
	private String gender;
	@NotEmpty(message = "'phone' missing")
	private String phone;
	@NotEmpty(message = "'country' missing")
	private String country;
	@NotEmpty(message = "'dob' missing")
	private String dob;
	private ArrayList<UserAttributes> userAttributes;
	public String getFirstName() {
		return firstName;
	public void setFirstName(String firstName) {
		this.firstName = firstName;
	public String getLastName() {
		return lastName;
	public void setLastName(String lastName) {
		this.lastName = lastName;
	public String getEmail() {
		return email;
	public void setEmail(String email) { = email;
	public Boolean getIsProvider() {
		return isProvider;
	public void setIsProvider(Boolean isProvider) {
		this.isProvider = isProvider;
	public String getPassword() {
		return password;
	public void setPassword(String password) {
		this.password = password;
	public String getType() {
		return type;
	public void setType(String type) {
		this.type = type;
	public String getGender() {
		return gender;
	public void setGender(String gender) {
		this.gender = gender;
	public String getPhone() {
		return phone;
	public void setPhone(String phone) { = phone;
	public String getCountry() {
		return country;
	public void setCountry(String country) { = country;
	public String getDob() {
		return dob;
	public void setDob(String dob) {
		this.dob = dob;
	public ArrayList<UserAttributes> getUserAttributes() {
		return userAttributes;
	public void setUserAttributes(ArrayList<UserAttributes> userAttributes) {
		this.userAttributes = userAttributes;

    @RequestMapping(value = "/v5", method = RequestMethod.POST)
	public @ResponseBody
	Object createNewUser(@Valid @RequestBody SignupRequest signupRequest,HttpServletRequest request,
	        HttpServletResponse response) throws ResponseException {
		SimpleObject result = new SimpleObject();
		result.put("req", signupRequest);
		return result;

Can anyone point what i am doing wrong or missing something.


@dkayiwa any inputs on this issue please.

Is your module in a publicly accessible repository?

Really Sorry not available in public repository.
I just need a hint on creating an api endpoint with which takes an @requesrtbody data into our model having custom validation and it should be able to return error if any of the validation fails, I think will be able to handle error using a class with @controlleradvice annotation, but the main thing is that the validation is not happening, which should as we are using both

  1. validation-api-1.0.0.GA.jar

  2. hibernate-validator-4.2.0.Final.jar

jars which enable validation handling.

Can you guide with any similar use case in any other openmrs module’s code.