Specify the PyPI Repository on the Command Line

JFrog Artifactory Documentation


Index URL

When accessing a PyPI repository through Artifactory, the repository URL should not be prefixed with api/pypi in the path. This applies to all pip commands and distutils URLs including pip install.

When using pip to resolve PyPI packages it must point to <Artifactory URL>/pypi/<repository key>/simple .

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

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

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

https://<server name>.jfrog.io/artifactory/pypi/<repository key>/simple

Once pip is installed, it can be used to specify the URL of the repository from which to resolve:

Installing with full repository URL

$ pip install frog-bar -i http://localhost:8081/artifactory/api/pypi/pypi-local/simple


The default configuration snippet for Nginx and Apache using reverse proxy contains the X-JFrog-Override-Base-Url by default. If reverse proxy is not used in your environment, you need to add the header manually to the request, for example:

-H "X-JFrog-Override-Base-Url: http://$ART_HOST"

Instead of adding the header manually, you can also run the request on port 8081, or add a slash (/) at the end of the request: