Azure Schema Registry Json Schema Serializer client library for Java - version 1.0.0-beta.1

Azure Schema Registry Json Schema is a serializer and deserializer library for JSON data format that is integrated with Azure Schema Registry hosted in Azure Event Hubs, providing schema storage, versioning, and management. This package provides a serializer capable of serializing and deserializing payloads containing Schema Registry schema identifiers and JSON encoded data.

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Getting started


Include the Package


Create SchemaRegistryJsonSchemaSerializer instance

The SchemaRegistryJsonSchemaSerializer instance is the main class that provides APIs for serializing and deserializing JSON schema format. The JSON schema is stored and retrieved from the Schema Registry service through the SchemaRegistryAsyncClient. So, before we create the serializer, we should create the client.

Create SchemaRegistryAsyncClient with Azure Active Directory Credential

In order to interact with the Azure Schema Registry service, you'll need to create an instance of the SchemaRegistryAsyncClient class through the SchemaRegistryClientBuilder. You will need the Schema Registry endpoint.

You can authenticate with Azure Active Directory using the Azure Identity library. Note that regional endpoints do not support AAD authentication. Create a custom subdomain for your resource in order to use this type of authentication.

To use the DefaultAzureCredential provider shown below, or other credential providers provided with the Azure SDK, please include the azure-identity package:


You will also need to register a new AAD application and grant access to Schema Registry service.

TokenCredential tokenCredential = new DefaultAzureCredentialBuilder().build();
JsonSchemaGenerator jsonSchemaGenerator = null;

// {schema-registry-endpoint} is the fully qualified namespace of the Event Hubs instance. It is usually
// of the form "{your-namespace}"
SchemaRegistryAsyncClient schemaRegistryAsyncClient = new SchemaRegistryClientBuilder()

Create SchemaRegistryJsonSchemaSerializer through the builder

SchemaRegistryJsonSchemaSerializer serializer = new SchemaRegistryJsonSchemaSerializerBuilder()

Key concepts

This library provides a serializer, SchemaRegistryJsonSchemaSerializer. The SchemaRegistryJsonSchemaSerializer utilizes a SchemaRegistryAsyncClient to construct messages using a wire format containing schema information such as a schema ID. This library allows users to serialize, deserialize, register, and validate JSON objects by plugging in a JSON schema implementation.



Serialize a POJO object, Address, and register the matching JSON schema if SchemaRegistryJsonSchemaSerializerBuilder.autoRegisterSchema(boolean) is set to true in when creating the serializer.

Address address = new Address();

EventData eventData = serializer.serialize(address, TypeReference.createInstance(EventData.class));

The type Address is available in the test package


Deserialize a Schema Registry-compatible JSON payload into a strongly-type object and validate it against its JSON schema.

SchemaRegistryJsonSchemaSerializer serializer = createSerializer();
MessageContent message = getSchemaRegistryJSONMessage();
Address address = serializer.deserialize(message, TypeReference.createInstance(Address.class));


Enabling Logging

Azure SDKs for Java offer a consistent logging story to help aid in troubleshooting application errors and expedite their resolution. The logs produced will capture the flow of an application before reaching the terminal state to help locate the root issue. View the logging wiki for guidance about enabling logging.

Next steps

More samples can be found here.


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