Artifactory provides two modes for browsing repositories:
Both browsing modes enforce the defined security rules to ensure you can only perform permitted actions and see just the information you are allowed to see in accordance with system security policies.
The Tree Browser and the Artifacts tab provides full information about repository items.
For each selected artifact/folder/repository on the tree, a tabbed panel offers detailed data views. Some of the information provided includes actions that can be performed on the selected item:
Viewing Maven Metadata and POMs
Artifactory provides ad-hoc views for Maven metadata (
Maven Metadata View
Artifactory also provides download statistics information for artifacts, such as total download count, last download time and last download user.
Selecting an artifact in the Tree Browser, this information is available under the General tab, at the bottom of the Info section:
The simple browser allows you to browse Artifactory using simple path-driven URLs, which are the same URLs used by a build client, such as Maven. It provides lightweight, view-only browsing.
A unique feature provided by this browsing mode is the ability to browse virtual repositories content in a consolidated way and see where each physical repository/s every folder and artifact comes from.
List Browsing provides the most lightweight, read-only view and is similar to simple directory listing provided by HTTP servers.
To activate List Browsing, click the small icon to the right of a repository name in the Simple Browser (marked in red in the screenshot above).
Remote browsing provides the ability to navigate the contents of the remote repository even if the artifacts have not been cached locally.
To view the contents of a remote repository, ensure that the "List Remote Folder Items" checkbox is marked in the remote repository configuration and then navigate via the the Simple Browser or List Browser to the remote repository.
Any local or cache repository may be mounted as a secure WebDAV share and made browsable from any WebDAV-supporting file manager, by referencing the URL of the target repository.
If Artifactory log displays the message "received unsupported request method: lock" when trying to deploy a file through WebDAV, it is possible that this results from file locking. Due to this, for some clients (for example, linux davfs2), file locking should be disabled.
Disabling file locking is done in different methods for different clients. For example, for the davfs2 client, it is done by the following command:
Disabling file locking should be done before mounting.
Note that not for all clients it is possible to disable file locking and that for some clients, file locking is disabled by default.