Secure, private Bower registries
Artifactory offers a more complete security solution for Bower far beyond private repositories on GitHub. As a first line of defense, Artifactory lets define “Excludes” and “Includes” for access so you can control which components can even be stored in any particular remote repository. Then, using permissions you have fine-grained control over who can access your repositories, and you can even control who accesses your servers through Artifactory’s integration with LDAP, Active Directory, SAML, Crowd and others. Effectively Artifactory becomes your own private and secure internal Bower registry.
Reliable access to components
Artifactory overcomes connection issues by caching your front-end components on-demand in a remote repository so you are independent of GitHub, Bower Registry and the network. If any of these go down, your components are still available and you may continue to work oblivious of any external issues.
Full Automation with REST API and JFrog CLI
Artifactory exposes an extensive REST API that provides access to its features anywhere in the development cycle effectively letting you automate any action you could do through the UI. JFrog CLI is a compact and smart client that greatly simplifies and optimizes automation scripts making them more efficient, more readable and easier to maintain across all JFrog products. Between them, the REST API and JFrog CLI facilitate fully automated and optimized software delivery when working with Bower package.
Artifactory offers unique capabilities for enterprise-grade artifact management. An Enterprise Artifactory installation provides High Availability with unmatched stability and reliability accommodating any number of users, build servers and interactions. To match High Availability, a variety of storage options include cloud-based providers that offer massively scalable storage that can accommodate terabyte-laden repositories. And to support globally distributed enterprises, Artifactory offers advanced replication options that support any network topology over multiple, geographically distant sites facilitating disaster recovery with instant failover to a DR site anywhere in the world.
As a universal repository manager, Artifactory supports all major package formats and provides the same fully-featured artifact management with exhaustive metadata for any development technology. Artifactory is also tightly integrated with all major build tools and CI servers and comfortably sits at the heart of any development ecosystem.