To configure a remote repository, in the Administrator module, go to Repositories | Repositories select the Remote tab, click Add Repository and select Remote Repository.
Common Basic Settings
The following are fully described in the Common Settings page.
Includes and Excludes Pattern
Additional Basic Settings
The URL for the remote repository. Currently only HTTP and HTTPS URLs are supported.
If set, this repository will be considered offline and no attempts will be made to fetch artifacts from it.
For more details, please refer to Single Repository Offline below.
Type-Specific Basic Settings
Repositories may have additional Basic settings depending on the Package Type.
Maven, Gradle, Ivy and SBT Repositories
Checking the Checksum effectively verifies the integrity of a deployed resource. The Checksum Policy determines how the system behaves when a client checksum for a remote resource is missing or conflicts with the locally calculated checksum.
There are four options:
Max Unique Snapshots
Specifies the maximum number of unique snapshots of the same artifact that should be stored. Once this number is reached and a new snapshot is uploaded, the oldest stored snapshot is removed automatically.
A value of 0 (default) indicates that there is no limit on the number of unique snapshots.
Eagerly Fetch Jars
When set, if a POM is requested, Artifactory attempts to fetch the corresponding jar in the background. This will accelerate first access time to the jar when it is subsequently requested.
Suppress POM Consistency
By default, the system keeps your repositories healthy by refusing POMs with incorrect coordinates (path). If the
You can disable this behavior by setting the Suppress POM Consistency checkbox.
Eagerly Fetch Sources
When set, if a binaries jar is requested, Artifactory attempts to fetch the corresponding source jar in the background. This will accelerate first access time to the source jar when it is subsequently requested.
If set, Artifactory allows you to deploy or cache release artifacts into this repository.
If set, Artifactory allows you to deploy or cache snapshot artifacts into this repository.
Handling Offline Scenarios
The system supports offline repository management at two levels:
Single Repository: One or more specific remote repositories need to be offline.
Global: The whole organization is disconnected from remote repositories
Single Repository Offline
If a remote repository goes offline for any reason, the system can be configured to ignore it by setting the Offlinecheckbox. In this case, only artifacts from this repository that are already present in the cache are used. No further attempt will be made to fetch remote artifacts.
Global Offline Mode
This is common in organizations that require a separate, secured network and are disconnected from the rest of the world (for example, military or financial institutions) .
In this case, remote repositories serve as caches only and do not proxy remote artifacts.
You can enable Global Offline Mode by setting the corresponding checkbox in the Administration module under Artifactory | Settings.
Browsing Remote Repositories
In some cases, the remote resource that Artifactory proxy's supports remote browsing. In these cases, you can browse the contents of these repositories directly from the UI.
For example, JCenter and Maven Central support remote repository browsing, however, Docker Hub does not. In the example below, the contents of JCenter are displayed.