Dependencies

Jersey is built, assembled and installed using Maven. Jersey is deployed to the Java.Net maven repository at the following location:

http://download.java.net/maven/2/com/sun/jersey

Jars, Jar sources, Jar JavaDoc and samples are all available on the java.net maven repository.

For getting started with a simple example please read the getting started document. For an overview of many JAX-RS features please read the overview document.

A zip file containing all maven-based samples can be obtained here. Individual zip files for each sample may be found by browsing the samples directory.

An application depending on Jersey requires that it in turn includes the set of jars that Jersey depends on. Jersey has a pluggable component architecture so the set of jars required to be include in the class path can be different for each application.

Developers using maven are likely to find it easier to include and manage dependencies of their applications than developers using ant or other build technologies. This document will explain to both maven and non-maven developers how to depend on Jersey for their application. Ant developers are likely to find the Ant Tasks for Maven very useful. For the convenience of non-maven developers the following are provided:

Jersey's runtime dependences are categorized into the following:

All dependences in this documented are referenced by hyper-links

Core server

Maven developers require a dependency on the jersey-server module. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-server</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

And the following repositories need to be added to the pom:

<repository>
    <id>maven2-repository.dev.java.net</id>
    <name>Java.net Repository for Maven</name>
    <url>http://download.java.net/maven/2/</url>
    <layout>default</layout>
</repository> 
<repository>
    <id>maven-repository.dev.java.net</id>
    <name>Java.net Maven 1 Repository (legacy)</name>
    <url>http://download.java.net/maven/1</url>
    <layout>legacy</layout>
</repository>

Non-maven developers require:

jersey-server.jar, jersey-core.jar, jsr311-api.jar, asm.jar
or, if using the jersey-bundle:
jersey-bundle.jar, jsr311-api.jar, asm.jar
For Ant developers the Ant Tasks for Maven may be used to add the following to the ant document such that the dependencies do not need to be downloaded explicitly:
<artifact:dependencies pathId="dependency.classpath">
  <dependency groupId="com.sun.jersey" 
              artifactId="jersey-server"
              version="1.0.3.1"/>
  <artifact:remoteRepository id="maven2-repository.dev.java.net"
                             url="http://download.java.net/maven/2/" />
  <artifact:remoteRepository id="maven-repository.dev.java.net"
                             url="http://download.java.net/maven/1" 
                             layout="legacy" />
</artifact:dependencies>
The path id “dependency.classpath” may then be referenced as the classpath to be used for compiling or executing.
Specifically the asm.jar dependency is required when either of the following com.sun.jersey.api.core.ResourceConfig implementations are utilized:

By default Jersey will utilize the ClasspathResourceConfig if an alternative is not specified. If an alternative is specified that does not depend on the asm.jar then it is no longer necessary to include the asm.jar in the minimum set of required jars.

Core client

Maven developers require a dependency on the jersey-client module. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-client</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

Non-maven developers require:

jersey-client.jar, jersey-core.jar, jsr311-api.jar
or, if using the jersey-bundle:
jersey-bundle.jar, jsr311-api.jar

The use of client with the Apache HTTP client to make HTTP request and receive HTTP responses requires a dependency on the jersey-apache-client module. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey.contribs</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-apache-client</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

Container

Grizzly HTTP Web server

Maven developers, deploying an application using the Grizzly HTTP Web server, require a dependency on the grizzly-servlet-webserver module.

Non-maven developers require:

grizzly-servlet-webserver.jar

Simple HTTP Web server

Maven developers, deploying an application using the Simple HTTP Web server, require a dependency on the jersey-simple module.

Light weight HTTP server

Maven developers, using Java SE 5 and deploying an application using the light weight HTTP server, require a dependency on the http module.

Non-maven developers require:

http.jar

Deploying an application using the light weight HTTP server with Java SE 6 requires no additional dependences.

Servlet

Deploying an application on a servlet container requires a deployment dependency with that container.

See the Java documentation here on how to configure the servlet container.

Using servlet:

com.sun.jersey.spi.container.servlet.ServletContainer

requires no additional dependences.

Maven developers using servlet:

com.sun.jersey.server.impl.container.servlet.ServletAdaptor

in a non-EE 5 servlet require a dependency on the persistence-api module.

Non-Maven developers require:

persistence-api.jar

Entity

JAXB

XML serialization support of Java types that are JAXB beans requires a dependency on the JAXB reference implementation version 2.x or higher (see later for specific version constraints with respect to JSON support). Deploying an application for XML serialization support using JAXB with Java SE 6 requires no additional dependences, since Java SE 6 ships with JAXB 2.x support.

Maven developers, using Java SE 5, require a dependency on the jaxb-impl module.

Non-maven developers require:

jaxb-impl.jar, jaxb-api.jar, activation.jar, stax-api.jar

Maven developers, using Java SE 5, that are consuming or producing T[], List<T> or Collection<T> where T is a JAXB bean require a dependency on a StAX implementation, such as Woodstox version 3.2.1 or greater using the following dependency:

<dependency>
    <groupId>woodstox</groupId>
    <artifactId>wstx-asl</artifactId>
    <version>3.2.1</version>
</dependency>

Non-maven developers require:

wstx-asl-3.2.1.jar

Maven developers, using JSON serialization support of JAXB beans when using the MIME media type "application/json" require a dependency on the jersey-json module (no explicit dependency on jaxb-impl is required). This module depends on the JAXB reference implementation version 2.1.10 or greater, and such a version is required when enabling support for the JAXB natural JSON convention. For all other supported JSON conventions any JAXB 2.x version may be utilized. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-json</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

Non-maven developers require:

jackson-lgpl.jar, jettison.jar, jaxb-impl.jar, jaxb-api.jar, activation.jar, stax-api.jar
and additionally, if not depending on the jersey-bundle.jar, non-maven developers require:
jersey-json.jar
Maven developers, using Fast Infoset serialization support of JAXB beans with using the MIME media type "application/fastinfoset" require a dependency on the jersey-fastinfoset module (no dependency on jaxb-impl is required). The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:
<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-fastinfoset</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

Non-maven developers require:

FastInfoset.jar, jaxb-impl.jar, jaxb-api.jar, activation.jar, stax-api.jar
and additionally, if not depending on the jersey-bundle.jar, non-maven developers require:
jersey-fastinfoset.jar

Atom

The use of the Java types org.apache.abdera.model.{Categories, Entry, Feed, Service} requires a dependency on Apache Abdera.

Maven developers require a dependency on the jersey-atom-abdera module. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey.contribs</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-atom-abdera</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

The use of the Java types com.sun.syndication.feed.atom.Entry and com.sun.syndication.feed.atom.Feed requires a dependency on ROME version 0.9 or higher.

Maven developers require a dependency on the jersey-atom module. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-atom</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

Non-maven developers require:

rome.jar, jdom.jar
and additionally, if not depending on the jersey-bundle.jar, non-maven developers require:
jersey-atom.jar

JSON

The use of the Java types org.codehaus.jettison.json.JSONObject and org.codehaus.jettison.json.JSONArray requires Jettison version 1.0 or higher.

Maven developers require a dependency on the jersey-json module. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-json</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

Non-maven developers require:

jettison.jar
and additionally, if not depending on the jersey-bundle.jar, non-maven developers require:
jersey-json.jar

Mail and MIME multipart

The use of the Java type javax.mail.internet.MimeMultipart with Java SE 5 or 6 requires Java Mail version 1.4 or higher.

Maven developers require a dependency on the java-mail module.

Non-maven developers require:

mail.jar, activation.jar

The use of the Java type javax.mail.internet.MimeMultipart with Java EE 5 requires no additional dependencies.

Jersey ships with a high-level MIME multipart API. Maven developers requires a dependency on the jersey-multipart module. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey.contribs</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-multipart</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

Non-maven developers require:

mimepull.jar, jersey-multipart.jar

Activation

The use of the Java type javax.activation.DataSource with Java SE 5 requires Java Activation 1.1 or higher.

Maven developers require a dependency on the activation module.

Non-maven developers require:

activation.jar

The use of the Java type javax.activation.DataSource with Java SE 6 and Java EE 5 requires no additional dependencies.

Tools

By default WADL for resource classes is generated dynamically at runtime. WADL support requires a dependency on the JAXB reference implementation version 2.x or higher. Deploying an application for WADL support with Java SE 6 requires no additional dependences, since Java SE 6 ships with JAXB 2.x support.

Maven developers, using Java SE 5, require a dependency on the jaxb-impl module.

Non-maven developers require:

jaxb-impl.jar, jaxb-api.jar, activation.jar, stax-api.jar

If the above dependencies are not present then WADL generation is disabled and a warning will be logged.

The WADL ant task requires the same set of dependences as those for runtime WADL support.

Spring

Maven developers, using Spring 2.0.x or Spring 2.5.x, require a dependency on the jersey-spring module. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey.contribs</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-spring</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

See the Java documentation here on how to integrate Jersey-based Web applications with Spring.

Guice

Maven developers, using Guice 2.0, require a dependency on the jersey-guice module. The following dependency needs to be added to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>com.sun.jersey.contribs</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-guice</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.3.1</version>
</dependency>

See the Java documentation here on how to integrate Jersey-based Web applications with Spring.

Guice support depends on the Guice artifacts distributed with GuiceyFruit a set of extensions on top of Guice 2.0, such as support for Java EE artifacts like @PostConstruct/@PreDestroy, @Resource and @PersistenceContext. To avail of GuiceyFruit features add the following dependency and repository to the pom:

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.guiceyfruit</groupId>
    <artifactId>guiceyfruit</artifactId>
    <version>2.0-beta-6</version>
</dependency>
...
<repository>
    <id>guice-maven</id>
    <name>guice maven</name>
    <url>http://guiceyfruit.googlecode.com/svn/repo/releases</url>
</repository>