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What happens under the covers is that MappingJackson2HttpMessageConverter swallows any exceptions that occur in its canRead() method, which is supposed to auto-detect whether the payload is suitable for json decoding. The exception is replaced by a simple boolean return that basically communicates sorry, I don't know how to decode this message to the higher level APIs (RestClient). Only after all other converters' canRead() methods return false, the no suitable HttpMessageConverter found exception is thrown by the higher-level API, totally obscuring the true problem.
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I was having a very similar problem, and it turned out to be quite simple; my client wasn't including a Jackson dependency, even though the code all compiled correctly, the auto-magic converters for JSON weren't being included. See this RestTemplate-related solution. 350c69d7ab