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JFrog Artifactory 5.x User Guide

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Artifactory provides tight integration with Gradle. All that is needed is a simple modification of your build.gradle script file with a few configuration parameters.

Both the new and older publishing mechanisms of Gradle are supported, however some of the steps to configure the Gradle Artifactory Plugin depend on the version you are using, and these are detailed in the documentation pages.

The Gradle Artifactory Plugin can be used whether you are running builds using a CI server, or running standalone builds. In either case, you should note the following points:

  1. CI Server Integration
    When running Gradle builds in your continuous integration server, we recommend using one of the Artifactory Plugins for JenkinsTeamCity or Bamboo.
    You can use your build server UI to configure resolving and publishing artifacts through Artifactory to capture exhaustive build information.
  2. Standalone Integration 
    The Gradle Artifactory plugin offers a simple DSL to perform the following steps in your Gradle build:
    1. Define the default dependency resolution from Artifactory.
    2. Define configurations that publish artifacts to Artifactory after a full (multi-module) successful build.
    3. Define properties that should be attached to published artifacts in Artifactory metadata.
    4. Capture and publish a build-info object to the Artifactory build-info REST API to provide a fully traceable build context.

Source Code Available!

This Gradle Artifactory Plugin is an open source project on GitHub which you can freely browse and fork.

The following sections describe the main configuration steps and provide a sample Gradle script that shows the information you need to get started using Gradle with Artifactory.

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Configuring Artifact Resolution

Using the Gradle Build Script Generator

With Artifactory's Gradle Build Script Generator, you can easily create a Gradle init script that handles resolution.  

In the Artifact Repository Browser of the Artifacts module, select Set Me Up. In the Set Me Up dialog, set Gradle in the Tool field and click "Generate Gradle Settings". You can now specify the settings you want to configure for Gradle.

Plugin/Libs Resolver
The repository that should be used to resolve plugins/libraries
Use Maven/Use Ivy
When checked, specifies that resolving should be done using the Maven/Ivy pattern
Libs Publisher
The repository that should be used to publish libraries
Use Maven/Use Ivy
When checked, specifies that library should be published using a Maven/Ivy descriptor
Repository Layout
Specifies the layout of the corresponding repository

Once you have configured the settings for Gradle you can click "Generate Settings" to generate and save the build.gradle and file.

Gradle Settings Generator

Provisioning Dynamic Settings for Users

Artifactory lets you deploy and provision a dynamic settings template for your users.  Once downloaded, settings are generated according to your own logic and can automatically include user authentication information.

For more details, please refer to Provisioning Build Tool Settings section under Filtered Resources.

Sample Build Script and Properties

You can download sample scripts from the JFrog GitHub public repository.

Running Gradle

For Gradle to build your project and upload generated artifacts to Artifactory, you need to run the following command:

gradle artifactoryPublish

For more details on building your projects with Gradle, please refer to the  Gradle Documentation.

Getting debug information from Gradle

We highly recommend running Gradle with the -d option to get useful and readable information if something goes wrong with your build.

Dependency Declaration Snippets

Artifactory can provide you with dependency declaration code snippets that you can simply copy into the Gradle Dependency Declaration section of your build.gradle file.

In the Artifact Repository Browser of the Artifacts module, drill down in the repository tree and select a relevant artifact. Under the Dependency Declaration section, select Gradle to display the corresponding dependency declaration that you can copy into your  build.gradle file.

Gradle Dependency Declaration

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