Unsatisfied Dependency Exception : CDI 1.1 + Bean Validation + GlassFish 4.0 -> requires jersey-gf-cdi.jar upgrade

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Recently,  I faced Unsatisfied Dependency Exception, when trying to integrate BeanValidation with CDI 1.1 . Independently (without integration) everything worked fine. Looks like, the present Glassfish version 4.0 doesn’t support CDI 1.1 + Bean Validation together.

To be still clearer, Jersey (reference implementation for JAX-RS)  jar related to CDI  i.e., jersey-gf-cdi.jar in GF-4.0 version, is not supporting this integration .

I made the below changes, for Bean Validation integration with CDI 1.1 in Glassfish 4.0 to work.

Applicaiton Server used : Glassfish 4.0

Technology : JEE-7, CDI 1.1

Exception Trace :

org.glassfish.hk2.api.UnsatisfiedDependencyException: There was no object available for injection at Injectee(requiredType=Foo,parent=Foo,qualifiers={@foo()}),position=-1,optional=false,self=false,unqualified=null,350112977)

at org.jvnet.hk2.internal.ThreeThirtyResolver.resolve(
at org.jvnet.hk2.internal.Utilities.justInject(
at org.jvnet.hk2.internal.ServiceLocatorImpl.inject(
at org.jboss.weld.bean.ManagedBean.create(
at org.jboss.weld.context.unbound.DependentContextImpl.get(


Solution :

  • Download jersey-gf-cdi-2.0.jar . Download specifically 2.0 version for glassfish4.0. If other higher versions 2.10 are used, incompatibilty with other jars (firstly with jersey-server.jar) will arise.

  • Rename the jar to jersey-gf-cdi.jar
  • Replace it in glassfish4.0/glassfish/modules/
  • Delete osgi-cache folder -> Path : glassfish4.0/glassfish/domains/domain1/osgi-cache
  • Refresh and restart glassfish. New osgi-cache will be created in domain 1 with the latest jersey-gf-cdi.jar. Problem will be solved 🙂

This issue will be resolved in Glassfish-4.0.1 version (not released yet). We’ll have to do the above till GF-4.0.1 is released.

Have a great day 🙂

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  1. Glassfish has never worked out of the box for me. I got the same error and was wondering what was the missing dependency.
    U r blogs on java stack are worth a read.


    June 17, 2015 at 10:23 PM

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