Search for PyPI Packages

JFrog Artifactory Documentation


Use Pip Search

Artifactory supports search using pip's search command in local, remote and virtual repositories. For example:

pip search

$ pip search frog-fu --index http://localhost:8081/artifactory/api/pypi/pypi-virtual/
frog-fu                   - 0.2a
  INSTALLED: 0.2a (latest)

$ pip search irbench --index http://localhost:8081/artifactory/api/pypi/pypi-virtual/
irbench                   - Image Retrieval Benchmark.

In this example frog-fu is a locally installed package, while irbench is found at, both repositories aggregated by the pypi-virtual repository.

Specifying the index

When using the search command, the index should be specified explicitly (without the /simple at the end), as pip will ignore the index-url variable in its pip.conf file.

Use Artifactory Search

PyPI packages can also be searched for using Artifactory's Property Search. All PyPI packages have the properties, pypi.version and pypi.summary set by the uploading client, or later during indexing for supported file types.