Artifactory version 6.x to 7.x upgrade with Debian

JFrog Installation & Setup Documentation


Before you proceed, see System Requirements for information on supported platforms, supported browsers, and other requirements.Private Distribution Network (PDN) System Requirements

Operating Systems and Platform Support

The following table lists the supported operating systems and the versions.






Windows Server


Amazon Linux


10.x, 11.x


7.x, 8.x, 9.x

18.04, 20.04, 22.04

2016 or 2019

12 SP5

Amazon Linux 2023, Amazon Linux 2

Breaking Change Affecting RPM/Yum/Linux Archive Installations on Centos 7.x*

As part of our commitment to our customers to maintain the security and reliability of your JFrog Platform, from Artifactory version v7.43.x, JFrog Artifactory will officially run with JDK 17 and Tomcat 9.x on all installation types. Note that JDK 17 and Tomcat 9.x are not supported on all Centos 7.x versions.

CentOS 8.x Support

CentOS 8.x reached its end-of-life in December 2021. CentOS 8.x support for JFrog products has been deprecated by the end of June 2022.

Supported Platforms

The following table lists the supported platforms.









Installation on Kubernetes environments is through Helm Charts. Supported Helm version is Helm 3+.

ARM64 Support

From version 7.41.4, Artifactory supports installation on ARM64 architecture through Helm and Docker installations. You must set up an external database as the Artifactory database since Artifactory does not support the bundled database with the ARM64 installation. Artifactory installation pulls the ARM64 image automatically when you run the Helm or Docker installation on the ARM64 platform.

ARM64 support is also available for Xray, Distribution, and Insight. ARM64 support is not available for Pipelines.

Artifactory Database Requirements

You can configure your own database from the following list.

Artifactory supports the following databases.

  • PostgreSQL

  • Oracle

  • MySQL

  • Microsoft SQL Server

  • MariaDB

Artifactory HA requires an external database, which is fundamental to management of binaries and is also used to store cluster wide configuration files.

Since Artifactory HA contains multiple Artifactory cluster nodes, your database must be powerful enough to service all the nodes in the system. Moreover, your database must be able to support the maximum number of connections possible from all the Artifactory cluster nodes in your system.

If you are replicating your database you must ensure that at any given point in time all nodes see a consistent view of the database, regardless of which specific database instance they access. Eventual consistency, and write-behind database synchronization is not supported.

Artifactory File Store

The filestore is where binaries are physically stored.

Artifactory provides the following options to store binaries.

  • Local file system in which binaries are stored with redundancy using a binary provider, which manages synchronizing files between the cluster nodes according to the redundancy defined.

  • Cloud storageAmazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage

  • Network File System (NFS)

For detailed information, see Filestore Configuration.

Binary Storage

While Artifactory can use a Networked File System (NFS) for its binary storage, you should do not install the application itself on an NFS. The Artifactory application needs very fast, reliable access to its configuration files. Any latency from an NFS will result in poor performance when the application fails to read these files. Therefore, install Artifactory on a local disk mounted directly to the host.

To use an NFS to store binaries, use the "file-system" binarystore.xml configuration with the additional "<baseDataDir>" setting.

Working with Very Large Storage

In most cases, our recommendation is for storage that is at least 3 times the total size of stored artifacts in order to accommodate system backups.Backups

However, when working with a very large volume of artifacts, the recommendation may vary greatly according to the specific setup of your system. Therefore, when working with over 10 TB of stored artifacts, contact JFrog support, who will work with you to provide a recommendation for storage that is customized to your specific setup.

Allocated storage space may vary

Xray downloads and then deletes fetched artifacts after indexing. However, in order to have more parallel indexing processes, and thereby more temporary files at the same time would require more space.

This is especially applicable for large BLOBs such as Docker images.

Artifactory Network Ports

Artifactory uses external network ports to communicate with services outside Artifactory and internal networks to communicate with Artifactory and other JFrog Platform microservices.

External Network Ports

Artifactory uses the following external network ports by default.

  • 8081

  • 8082

Internal Network Ports

Artifactory uses the following internal network ports.






8040 and 8045




8048 and 9092




8082, 8046, 8047, 8049, and 8091


8061, and 8062


8071 and 8072







  1. Stop the current server.

    service artifactory stop
  2. Install Artifactory as a service on a Debian compatible Linux distributions, as a root user.

    dpkg -i jfrog-artifactory-<pro|oss|cpp-ce>-<version>.deb
  3. Check that the migration has completed successfully, by reviewing the following files:

    1. migration log: $JFROG_HOME/artifactory/var/log/migration.log

    2. system.yaml configuration: $JFROG_HOME/artifactory/var/etc/system.yaml

      This newly created file will contain your current custom configurations in the new format.

  4. Manage Artifactory.

    service artifactory start|stop
  5. Access Artifactory from your browser at: http://SERVER_HOSTNAME:8082/ui/.

    For example, on your local machine: http://localhost:8082/ui/

    Reverse Proxy Settings

    If you had a reverse proxy or load balancer configured with your Artifactory 6.x, you will need to create a new reverse proxy configuration and update your reverse proxy settings.

    You can generate a new configuration template by accessing the upgraded Artifactory server UI (by default http://localhost:8082/ui/), navigate to

    Navigate to Administration > Artifactory > General > HTTP Settings to adjust your Reverse Proxy Settings and generate a new configuration template. See Reverse Proxy Settings.HTTP Settings

  6. Check Artifactory Log.

    tail -f $JFROG_HOME/artifactory/var/log/console.log

    Configure log rotation of the console log

    The console.log file can grow quickly since all services write to it. For more information, see configure the log rotation.Logging

Artifactory version 7.25.5 onwards includes OpenJDK version 11.0.11 and later. TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 are disabled by default from OpenJDK 11.0.11 onwards. If your database version does not support TLS 1.2, the Artifactory startup fails.

If you are unable to upgrade your database to a version that supports TLS 1.2 or later, perform the following steps to run Artifactory:

  1. Download the file that has TLS 1.0 and 1.1 enabled.

  2. Create the directory, ${JFROG_HOME}/artifactory/var/bootstrap/artifactory/java.

    mkdir -p ${JFROG_HOME}/artifactory/var/bootstrap/artifactory/java
  3. Copy the file into ${JFROG_HOME}/artifactory/var/bootstrap/artifactory/java.

  4. Provide the appropriate permissions to the directory.

    chmod 755 ${JFROG_HOME}/artifactory/var/bootstrap/artifactory/java/

    Artifactory startup takes a backup of the existing file and bootstraps custom into the ${JFROG_HOME}/artifactory/app/third-party/java/conf/security folder.