Set Up the Git LFS Client to Point to Artifactory

JFrog Artifactory Documentation

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In order for your client to upload and download LFS blobs from artifactory the [lfs] clause should be added to the .lfsconfig file of your Git repository in the following format.

.lfsconfig

[lfs]
   url = "https://<artifactory server path>/api/lfs/<LFS repo key>"
 
For example:
[lfs]
   url = "https://localhost:8080/artifactory/api/lfs/lfs-local"

You can also set different LFS endpoints for different remotes on your repo (as supported by the Git LFS client), for example:

.git/config different lfs url for remotes

[remote "origin"]
  url = https://...
  fetch = +refs/heads/*:refs/remotes/origin/*
  lfsurl = "http://localhost:8081/artifactory/api/lfs/lfs-local"

Copy these clauses using Set Me Up

If you select your Git LFS repository in the Tree Browser and click Set Me Up, Artifactory will display these clauses in a dialog from which you can simply copy and paste them.

GitLFS_set_me_up.png

Working with Proxies and HTTPS

When using HTTPS (i.e. behind a proxy) with a self signed certificate your configuration might also require you to add the following:

.gitconfig http section

[http]
 sslverify = false

Always consult your System Administrator before bypassing secure protocols in this way.

When running Artifactory behind a proxy, defining a base URL is usually required (depending on configuration) due to the operation of the Git LFS client which expects to receive redirect urls to the exact upload \ download location of blobs.

LFS repositories must be prefixed with api/lfs in the path

When accessing a Git LFS repository through Artifactory, the repository URL must be prefixed with api/lfs in the path, except when configuring replication.

For example, if you are using Artifactory standalone or as a local service, you would access your LFS repositories using the following URL:

http://localhost:8081/artifactory/api/lfs/<repository key>

Or, if you are using Cloud the URL would be:

https://<server name>.jfrog.io/artifactory/api/lfs/<repository key>

When configuring replication, reference the repository's browsable url i.e.;

http://localhost:8081/artifactory//<repository key>