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Bower Repositories
Just point your Bower client at Artifactory and make your front end the best it can be.

 

Artifactory’s support for VCS repositories enables it to proxy the Bower registry for you. All you need to do is create a remote repository to proxy any Git repository you want to access and point your Bower commands at Artifactory. Then, all you need to do is continue being productive while Artifactory manages your front end components transparently in the background.

Using Artifactory together with Bower in this way has several benefits:

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.

Security

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.

Smart Search

Artifactory provides you with flexible search capabilities to help you find the components stored in your system. In addition to the mimicking the basic search available from the Bower Registry, Artifactory comes with a set of common built-in searches. For example, you can easily find the “latest” version of any component without having to specify a version number. And the full power of search with Artifactory comes through custom properties which can be assigned to specific versions and later used for search. With these capabilities, Artifactory’s flexible smart search lets you search for components using virtually any set of rules relevant to your workflow.

Artifactory’s support for Bower streamlines front-end development letting the developer concentrate on writing code without having to worry about security or availability of the Bower Registry.

 

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