Ajv: Another JSON Schema Validator

The fastest JSON schema Validator. Supports JSON Schema draft-04/06/07/2019-09/2020-12 and JSON Type Definition (RFC8927)
Under MIT License
By ajv-validator

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Ajv JSON schema validator

The fastest JSON validator for Node.js and browser.

Supports JSON Schema draft-04/06/07/2019-09/2020-12 (draft-04 support requires ajv-draft-04 package) and JSON Type Definition RFC8927.

Platinum sponsors

Ajv online event - May 20, 10am PT / 6pm UK

We will talk about:
- new features of Ajv version 8.
- the improvements sponsored by Mozilla's MOSS grant.
- how Ajv is used in JavaScript applications.

- Evgeny Poberezkin, the creator of Ajv.
- Mehan Jayasuriya, Program Officer at Mozilla Foundation, leading the MOSS and other programs investing in the open source and community ecosystems.
- Matteo Collina, Technical Director at NearForm and Node.js Technical Steering Committee member, creator of Fastify web framework.
- Kin Lane, Chief Evangelist at Postman. Studying the tech, business & politics of APIs since 2010. Presidential Innovation Fellow during the Obama administration.
- Ulysse Carion, the creator of JSON Type Definition specification.

Gajus Kuizinas will host the event.

Please register here.


More than 100 people contributed to Ajv, and we would love to have you join the development. We welcome implementing new features that will benefit many users and ideas to improve our documentation.

Please review Contributing guidelines and Code components.


All documentation is available on the Ajv website.

Some useful site links:
- Getting started
- JSON Schema vs JSON Type Definition
- API reference
- Strict mode
- Standalone validation code
- Security considerations
- Command line interface
- Frequently Asked Questions

Please sponsor Ajv development

Since I asked to support Ajv development 40 people and 6 organizations contributed via GitHub and OpenCollective - this support helped receiving the MOSS grant!

Your continuing support is very important - the funds will be used to develop and maintain Ajv once the next major version is released.

Please sponsor Ajv via:

Thank you.

Open Collective sponsors


Ajv generates code to turn JSON Schemas into super-fast validation functions that are efficient for v8 optimization.

Currently Ajv is the fastest and the most standard compliant validator according to these benchmarks:

Performance of different validators by json-schema-benchmark:



To install version 8:

npm install ajv

Getting started

Try it in the Node.js REPL: https://runkit.com/npm/ajv

In JavaScript:

// or ESM/TypeScript import
import Ajv from "ajv"
// Node.js require:
const Ajv = require("ajv")

const ajv = new Ajv() // options can be passed, e.g. {allErrors: true}

const schema = {
type: "object",
properties: {
foo: {type: "integer"},
bar: {type: "string"}
required: ["foo"],
additionalProperties: false,

const data = {
foo: 1,
bar: "abc"

const validate = ajv.compile(schema)
const valid = validate(data)
if (!valid) console.log(validate.errors)

Learn how to use Ajv and see more examples in the Guide: getting started

Changes history

See https://github.com/ajv-validator/ajv/releases

Please note: Changes in version 8.0.0

Version 7.0.0

Version 6.0.0.

Code of conduct

Please review and follow the Code of conduct.

Please report any unacceptable behaviour to [email protected] - it will be reviewed by the project team.

Security contact

To report a security vulnerability, please use the
Tidelift security contact.
Tidelift will coordinate the fix and disclosure. Please do NOT report security vulnerabilities via GitHub issues.

Open-source software support

Ajv is a part of Tidelift subscription - it provides a centralised support to open-source software users, in addition to the support provided by software maintainers.