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This module could be used in Spring Web Service project for filter(exclude) of fields in Service response. When you used Jackson @JsonView interface and need more powerful and flexibility, this module could be useful. For information please follow the links below.


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For using this module you need to import dependency


Getting started

For activation of JFilter module just add next annotation


Example o usage

This example illustrates how easy you can configure Service Response. Just add FieldFilterSetting annotation with filterable fields and module will exclude them from response

    @FieldFilterSetting(className = User.class, fields = {"id", "password", "secretKey"})

    @RequestMapping(value = "/users/signIn",
            params = {"email", "password"}, method = RequestMethod.POST,
            consumes = {MediaType.APPLICATION_FORM_URLENCODED_VALUE},
            produces = {MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON_VALUE})            
    public User signIn(@RequestParam("email") String email, @RequestParam("password") String password) {
        return userController.signInUser(email, password);
  "id": 10,
  "email": "[email protected]", 
  "fullName": "Jane Doe",
  "password": "12345",
  "secretKey": "54321",
  "address": {
    "id": 15,
    "apartmentNumber": 22,
    "street": {
      "id": 155,
      "streetName": "Bourbon Street",
      "streetNumber": 15
  "email": "[email protected]", 
  "fullName": "Jane Doe",
  "address": {
    "id": 15,
    "apartmentNumber": 22,
    "street": {
      "id": 155,
      "streetName": "Bourbon Street",
      "streetNumber": 15

Release notes

Version 1.0.17

* Added ability to using custom Message Converters, Case #11
* Added ability to change configuration of exist ObjectMappers, Case #11
* Removed of using ConverterMapperModifier, instead module uses MixinFilter for field filtering.
  It's need for correct filtering of Java 8 types Case #12

Version 1.0.16

* Simplified setting FilterFields into session or request attibutes for using DynamicSessionFilter
* Changed artifactId of project from json-ignore to jfilter

Version 1.0.15

* Added ability to use default Spring MessageConverters MappingJackson2HttpMessageConverter and MappingJackson2XmlHttpMessageConverter instead of FilterConverter
* Added FilterXmlMapper and FilterObjectMapper for overriding default ObjectMapper and XmlMapper when using default Spring MessageConverters
* Changed generic type from Serializable to Object in FilterConverter

Version 1.0.14

* Refactored FilterConverter class for inheriting AbstractHttpMessageConverter instead of HttpMessageConverter
* Added Comparator class for simplify if...else branching. Including in dynamic filter components
* Refactored DynamicSessionFilter component

Version 1.0.13

* Fixed bug with LocalDateTime serializing

Version 1.0.12

* Added ObjectMapperCache for caching of ObjectMapper from each method in Spring controller
* Added FilterConfiguration for extending of exist list of ObjectMappers and enabling/disabling of module
* Refactored code mechanizm of serializing Spring http messages

Version 1.0.11

* Added HttpServletRequest in RequestSession for using in DynamicFilterComponent Case #6 
* Added FilterBehaviour for keep/hide filtering fields Case #7 

Version 1.0.10

* Fixed bug in integration with Swagger UI Case #3

Version 1.0.9

* Fixed bug "No converter found for return value of type" Case #1
* Added little features from Case #4, Case #5 

Version 1.0.8

* Added Dynamic Filter which allows to create own filters with custom behaviour
* Added DynamicSessionFilter for storing custom field filter in session
* Added feature for auto loading XML Schema-based configuration filter when it changed on runtime
* Changed package name from com.json.ignore to com.jfilter 
* Changed package from advice to components
* Fixed bug in FileFilter which not allowed to load xml configuration from external source

Version 1.0.7

* Added FileWatcher controller which auto reloads modified XML Schema based configurations
* Refactored Javadoc
* Fixed incorrect Jackson XML dependency importing

Version 1.0.6

* Added JSON/XML converters inherited from HttpMessageConverter
* Removed native reflection and added Jackson BeanSerializerModifier for field filtering
* Added EnableJsonFilter annotation for enabling/disabling filtration
* Added ability to apply filter annotations on whole Spring Rest controller
* Fixed bugs

Version 1.0.5

* Added Filter provider for improving execution speed
* Fixed bugs 

Version 1.0.4

* Added xml Schema-based configuration
* Fixed bugs 

Version 1.0.3

* Added session strategy filtering

Version 1.0.2

* Added additional constructors

Version 1.0.0

* Initial release