Github user milleruntime commented on the issue:
    > @milleruntime What's your feeling on using javax.validation.constraints 
right in the method signature? 
    I am on the fence with using external validation.  One one hand, it doesn't 
make sense to bring in a slew of dependencies just for a few annotations.  I 
have seen full web apps plagued by this in the past.  And since the monitor 
isn't the heart of Accumulo, I am more hesitant to include something like this. 
 On the other hand, if it is only one transitive dependency, I can definitely 
see the benefits it brings through custom code minimization and enhanced end 
point security, since this type of validation is quite common with web apps.
    I am curious to see what type of errors are thrown by the validation.  I 
have seen frameworks like hibernate obscure error handling, especially at the 
front end.  Although, I don't think we have any error handling on the REST 
endpoints yet so perhaps that could be a follow on task.

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