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You can access the General Configuration settings of Artifactory in the Admin tab under Configuration | General Configuration.

Saving changes

Any changes you make must be saved in order for them to take effect.

General Settings

The fields under General Settings allow you to set up various global parameters in Artifactory.  The ? icon next to each field provides a detailed description of the field. Fields marked with a red star are mandatory.  

The General Settings fields are as follows: 

Server Name (mandatory)
The name of the server to be displayed on the title of each page.
Custom URL Base

By default, URLs generated in Artifactory use the context URL returned by your servlet container as a base.
A custom URL base is useful when Artifactory is running behind a proxy. In this case the base for URLs generated in Artifactory for links and redirect responses must be specified manually.

Another reason to change the base URL would be to have non-request-based operations in Artifactory use the correct address, for example in generated emails.

This may also be modified using the Update Custom URL Base REST API.

Overriding the Custom URL Base

You can override the Custom URL Base by adding an X-Artifactory-Override-Base-Url HTTP header to your request. This can be useful if you need Artifactory to answer to more than one host name.

File Upload Max Size
Maximum size allowed for files uploaded via the web interface.
Bintray Max Files Upload
The maximum number of files that can be pushed to Bintray in a single operation.
Date Format (mandatory)
The date format for displaying dates in the web interface.
Global Offline Mode
When checked, Artifactory will behave as if it is not connected to an external network (such as the internet), and therefore, will not query remote repositories (regardless of the offline status of any specific remote repository).
Enable Help Component

If set, Artifactory will display context sensitive help topics in the top right corner of the UI.

Global Replication Blocking

By configuring Global Replication Blocking, you can enable or disable replication globally as needed. 

Global Replication Blocking

Block Replications
When set, push and pull replication will be blocked according to the check boxes below, regardless of the configuration for specific repositories.
Block Push Replications
When set, push replication will be blocked regardless of the configuration for specific repositories.
Block Pull Replications
When set, pull replication will be blocked regardless of the configuration for specific repositories.

Folder Download Settings

Folder download settings

Enable Folder Download
Must be set to enable folder download
Max Size
The maximum size (in MB) of a folder that may be downloaded
Max Number of Files
The maximum number artifacts that may be downloaded under one folder
Max Parallel Folder Downloads
The maximum number of folder download requests that may be run concurrently

Trash Can Settings

Trash Can Settings

Enable Trash Can
If set, trash can will be enabled and deleted items will be stored in the trash can for the specified retention period.
Retention Period
The number of days to keep deleted items in the trash can before deleting permanently.
Empty Trash Can
Click to delete all items currently in the trash can permanently.

Look and Feel Settings (Branding)

In the Look and Feel Settings you can configure Artifactory to present your company logo in the top left corner of the screen and customize the footer text.

You may either upload an image to be used locally, or reference a remote image URL.


If selected, upload your company logo image file.

Logo file upload

The uploaded logo file is copied into the ARTIFACTORY_HOME/etc/ui folder.

If selected, specify the URL from which Artifactory should display your company logo

Custom Message

You can display a Custom Message at the top of Artifactory screens.

Custom message display

To configure the custom message, in the Admin module, select Configuration | General.

Custom message configuration

Toggles the custom message on and off.
Show Only in Home Page
When set, the custom message will only be displayed on the Artifactory Home Page.
The title for the message.
Title Color
Click on the colored rectangle to select a color, or enter the color in Hex format.
The message to display. You can include links in the message using the following format: [<link URL>, <link text>]