Set Up Remote RPM Repositories

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Artifactory remote repositories support RPMs out-of-the-box, and there no need for any special configuration needed in order to work with RPMs in a remote repository.

All you need to do is point your YUM client at the remote repository, and you are ready to use YUM with Artifactory.

To define a remote repository to proxy an RPM remote repository, follow the steps below:

  1. In the Administration module under Repositories | Repositories | Remote, click New Remote Repository to create a new remote repository.

  2. Set the Repository Key, and specify the URL to the remote registry in the URL field. When using a Yum client, use the URL of the folder containing your /repodata folder- for example,



    Running docker pull centos:latest will return CentOS 8, which has reached End of Life. To use CentOS, pull a supported version: for a list of supported versions, see CentOS Mirror. If you need to use CentOS 8, you can do so by changing the URL in the URL field to

  3. Click Save & Finish.

  4. Back in the Application | Artifactory | Artifacts module, in the Tree Browser, select the repository. Note that in the Tree Browser, the repository name is appended with -cache.

  5. Click Set Me Up and copy the value of the baseurl tag.



    For CentOS 8 users, edit or create the following files with root privileges:

    • sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Linux-AppStream.repo

    • sudo vi /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Linux-BaseOS.repo

  6. Next, create the /etc/yum.repos.d/ targetCentos.repo file and paste the following configuration into it: