Set Up the Git LFS Client to Point to Artifactory

JFrog Artifactory Documentation

JFrog Artifactory
Content Type
User Guide

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.


   url = "https://<artifactory server path>/api/lfs/<LFS repo key>"
For example:
   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.


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

 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><repository key>

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

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