There are many ways to validate a json file against a avro schema to verify all is kosher. Sharing a practice I have been using for few years.
Objective - Validate avro schema well bound to the json file
First you must have a avro schema and json file. From there download the latest a avro-tools jar. At the moment 1.8.1 is the latest avro-tools version jar available.
Store the avro schema and json file in the same directory. Issue a wget to fetch the avro-tools jar
Here is what the directory looks like
Objective Details - Validate avro schema student.avsc binds to student.json
How - Issue the following
java -jar ./avro-tools-1.8.1.jar fromjson --schema-file YourSchemaFile.avsc YourJsonFile.json > AnyNameForYourBinaryAvro.avro
Using the student files example:
java -jar ./avro-tools-1.8.1.jar fromjson --schema-file student.avsc student.json > student.avro
Validation passed, a avro binary was created.
Now as a last step lets break something. Another avro schema (student2.avsc) is created which does not conform to student.json. Lets verify the avro-tools jar will fails to build a avro binary
As you can see from above output the avro binary failed to create due to validation errors