Maven Builds with Artifactory - Declarative Pipeline Syntax

JFrog Integrations Documentation


Maven builds can resolve dependencies, deploy artifacts and publish build-info to Artifactory.

Maven Compatibility

  • The minimum Maven version supported is 3.3.9

  • The deployment to Artifacts is triggered both by the deploy and install phases.

To run Maven builds with Artifactory from your Pipeline script, you first need to create an Artifactory server instance, as described in the Creating an Artifactory Server Instancesection.

The next step is to define an rtMavenResolver closure, which defines the dependencies resolution details, and an rtMavenDeployer closure, which defines the artifacts deployment details. Here's an example:

rtMavenResolver (
    id: 'resolver-unique-id',
    serverId: 'Artifactory-1',
    releaseRepo: 'libs-release',
    snapshotRepo: 'libs-snapshot'

rtMavenDeployer (
    id: 'deployer-unique-id',
    serverId: 'Artifactory-1',
    releaseRepo: 'libs-release-local',
    snapshotRepo: 'libs-snapshot-local',
    // By default, 3 threads are used to upload the artifacts to Artifactory. You can override this default by setting:
    threads: 6,
    // Attach custom properties to the published artifacts:
    properties: ['key1=value1', 'key2=value2']

As you can see in the example above, the resolver and deployer should have a unique ID, so that they can be referenced later in the script, In addition, they include an Artifactory server ID and the names of release and snapshot maven repositories.

Now we can run the maven build, referencing the resolver and deployer we defined:

rtMavenRun (
        // Tool name from Jenkins configuration.
    tool: MAVEN_TOOL, 
    // Set to true if you'd like the build to use the Maven Wrapper.
    useWrapper: true,
    pom: 'maven-example/pom.xml',
    goals: 'clean install',
        // Maven options.
        opts: '-Xms1024m -Xmx4096m',
    resolverId: 'resolver-unique-id',
    deployerId: 'deployer-unique-id',
    // If the build name and build number are not set here, the current job name and number will be used:
    buildName: 'my-build-name',
    buildNumber: '17',
    // Optional - Only if this build is associated with a project in Artifactory, set the project key as follows.
    project: 'my-project-key'

Instead of setting the tool in the rtMavenRun closure, you can set the path to the Maven installation directory using the MAVEN_HOME environment variable as follows:

environment {
    MAVEN_HOME = '/tools/apache-maven-3.3.9'

In case you'd like Maven to use a different JDK than your build agent's default, no problem.

Simply set the JAVA_HOME environment variable to the desired JDK path (the path to the directory above the bin directory, which includes the java executable).

environment {
    JAVA_HOME = '/full/path/to/JDK'

The last thing you might want to do, is to publish the build-info for this build. See the Publishing Build Info to Artifactory section for how to do it.