To use the TeamCity Artifactory plugin you first need to configure your Artifactory servers in TeamCity's server configuration. You can then set up a project build runner to deploy artifacts and Build Info to a repository on one of the Artifactory servers configured.
Configuring System-wide Artifactory Servers
To make Artifactory servers globally available to project runner configurations, they must be defined in Administration | Integrations | Artifactory.
Select Create new Artifactory server configuration and fill in the URL of the Artifactory server.
Deployer credentials can be set at the global level for all builds, but they can also be overridden and set at a project build level.
Specifying a username and password for the resolver repository is optional. It is only used when querying Artifactory's REST API for a list of configured repositories and then only if the target instance does not allow anonymous access.
Running a Build with the Artifactory Plugin
The Artifactory Plugin adds the Artifactory configuration to the built-in Maven, Gradle and Ant and build steps.
In addition, the dedicated Artifactory Docker build step allows pulling and pushing docker images from and to Artifactory, while collecting and publishing build-info to Artifactory.
Generic Build Integration allows downloading and uploading generic files from and to Artifactory, while collecting build Info and publishing it to Artifactory. The Generic Build Integration configuration is added by the Artifactory to the following build steps:
- Command Line
- XCode Project
- NuGet Publish
- Visual Studio (sln)
- Visual Studio 2003
- SBT, Scala build tool
The configuration added to these build steps allows defining the artifacts to upload and download by either using "File Specs" or "Legacy Patterns".
File Spec are specified in JSON format. You can read the File Spec schema here.
Legacy Patterns (deprecated)
Legacy patterns are deprecated since version 1.8.0 and will be removed in future releases.
Custom published artifacts
|Allows you to specify which artifact files produced by the build should be published to Artifactory. At the end of the build the plugin locates artifacts in the build's checkout directory according to the specified artifact patterns, and publishes them to Artifactory to one or more locations, optionally applyinga mapping for the target path of each deployed artifact. The pattern and mapping syntax for Published Artifacts is similar to the one used by TeamCity for Build Artifacts.|
Custom build dependencies
|Allows you specify dependency patterns for published artifacts that should be downloaded from Artifactory before the build is run. You can have detailed control over which artifacts are resolved and downloaded by using query-based resolution, adding to your artifact paths a query with the properties that the artifact should have before it can be downloaded. For further information read here about Resolution by Properties.|
As of version 2.1.4, the above configuration is not backward compatible and you may need to re-save the builds configuration for them to run properly.
Triggering Build Retention in Artifactory
You can trigger build retention when publishing build-info to Artifactory.
Scanning Builds with JFrog Xray
The TeamCity Artifactory Plugin is integrated with JFrog Xray through JFrog Artifactory, allowing you to have build artifacts scanned for vulnerabilities and other issues. If issues or vulnerabilities are found, you may choose to fail a build job. The scan result details are always printed into the build log. This integration requires JFrog Artifactory v4.16 and above and JFrog Xray v1.6 and above.
For Xray to scan builds, you need to configure a Watch with the right filters that specify which artifacts and vulnerabilities should trigger an alert, and set a Fail Build Job Action for that Watch. You can read more about CI/CD integration with Xray here.
Attaching Searchable Parameters to Build-Info and to Published Artifacts
In the Build Configuration Settings you can select Parameters to define system properties or environment variables that should be attached to artifacts and their corresponding build info.
To define a parameter click on the Add new parameter button.
Fill in the corresponding fields.
Parameters relevant for builds run through Artifactory are:
buildInfo.property.*- All properties starting with this prefix are added to the root properties of the build-info
artifactory.deploy.*- All properties starting with this prefix are attached to any deployed produced artifacts
You can specify all the properties in a single file, and then define another property pointing to it.
To point the plugin to a properties file, define a property called
buildInfoConfig.propertiesFile and set its value to the absolute path of the properties file.
It is also possible to point the plugin to a properties file containing the aforementioned properties.
The properties file should be located on the machine running the build agent, not on the server!
Browsing to the Published Build-info in Artifactory
If you configured your build step to publish build-info to Artifactory, you can link directly to the build information in Artifactory from a build run view:
Triggering Builds in Reaction to Changes in Artifactory
The plugin allows you to set a new type of trigger that periodically polls a path in Artifactory, a folder or an individual file. Whenever a change is detected in the polled element, the TeamCity build is triggered. For example, the build could be triggered when new artifacts have been deployed to the specified path in Artifactory.
Artifactory Pro required
Triggering builds is only available with Artifactory Pro
To configure a new build trigger, under Administration, select $PROJECT_NAME | $BUILD_NAME. Then, select Triggers.
Click the Add new trigger button to select an Artifactory Build Trigger
Select the Artifactory Server URL and the Target repository.
Complete the username and a password fields of a valid deployer for the selected repository.
The specified user must have deploy permissions on the repository
Then, in Items to watch, specify the paths in the selected repository in which a change should automatically trigger a build.
Be as specific as possible in Items to watch
In order to establish if there has been a change, Artifactory must traverse all the folders and their sub-folders specified in Items to watch. If the specified folders have a lot of content and sub-folders, this is a resource intensive operation that can take a long time.
Therefore, we recommend being as specific as possible when specifying folders in Items to watch.
If the Artifactory server is accessed via a proxy, you need to configure the proxy by setting the following properties in the
$TEAMCITY_USER_HOME/.BuildServer/config/internal.properties file. If the file does not exist, you'll need to create it.
Since version 2.5.0, you can also define a proxy for specific build agents. You do that by adding the TeamCity agent name to the end of the above property names.
For example, if you wish to configure a proxy for the "my-agent" agent, the proxy properties configuration should look as follows:
In case your build agent name contains a white-space, you should replace the white-space in the property name with \u0020.
For example, here's how you define the proxy host for the "Default Agent":
The TeamCity Artifactory plugin is available under the Apache v2 License.
- Bug fix - Artifactory response parsing can fail due to missing JSON properties - https://github.com/jfrog/build-info/pull/502
- New Artifactory Docker build step
- Support Teamcity 2018 (TCAP-322)
- Allow downloading using file spec which contains "build" only ("pattern" or "aql" are not mandatory) (TCAP-326)
- Fix build-info link in TeamCity 2018 (TCAP-318)
- Allow modifying the build name in Artifactory (TCAP-210)
- Parallel uploads to Artifactory when using File Specs (TCAP-315)
- Files larger than 5mb are downloaded concurrently using range-requests (TCAP-312)
- Allow proxy configuration per agent (TCAP-237)
- Support pattern exclusion in File Specs (TCAP-300)
- File specs AQL optimizations (TCAP-302)
- Bug fixes (TCAP-297, TCAP-299, TCAP-301, TCAP-303)
- Support for retention policy within TeamCity Plugin (TCAP-283)
- Support Xray build scan (TCAP-292)
- Add upload and download from file specs support to generic jobs (TCAP-294)
- Allow to extract supported formats using file specs (TCAP-295)
- Bug fixes (TCAP-167, TCAP-293, TCAP-296)
- Support full path in specs (TCAP-287)
- Add to file spec the ability to download artifact by build name and number (TCAP-288)
- Change file Specs pattern (TCAP-285)
- Upload and download File Specs support to generic jobs (TCAP-284)
- Bug fix (TCAP-214)
- Bug fixes (TCAP-238, TCAP-239, TCAP-241, TCAP-244, TCAP-245, TCAP-247, TCAP-250, TCAP-258, TCAP-236)
- Support multi Artifactory Build Triggers (TCAP-222)
- Support SBT build tool (TCAP-223)
- Bug fix (TCAP-214)
2.1.12 (12 Mar 2015)
- Adding support for free text repository configuration (TCAP-217)
- Adding Version Control Url property to the Artifactory Build Info JSON. (TCAP-203)
- Support for TeamCity 8.1 Release management feature issues
- Support working with maven 3.1.1
- Bug Fixed (TCAP-197, TCAP-161)
- Add support for blackduck integration - TCAP-185
- TeamCity 8.0.x full compatability issue - TCAP-172
- Global and build credentials issue - TCAP-153
- Repositories refreshed by credential issue - TCAP-166
- Generic deploymentresolution on Xcode builds - TCAP-180
- Working directory in Gradle build issue - TCAP-125
- Compatible with TeamCity7.1.
- Bug Fixes
- Compatible with TeamCity7.
- Support 'Perforce' in release management.
- Support multiple deploy targets for the same source pattern in generic deploy.
- Support for custom build dependencies resolution per build.
- Compatible with Gradle 1.0-milestone-6.
- Support for Gradle milestone-4
- Better support for releasing nested Maven projects
- Fixed minor Maven deployments discrepancies
- Release management capabilities
- Bug fixes
- Auto Snapshot/Release target repository selection
- Add ivy/artifact deploy patterns
- Improved Gradle support
- Bug fixes
2.0.0 (5 Dec 2010)
- Support for Gradle builds
- Support for maven3 builds
- Default deployer add resolver credentials
- Support for muti steps builds
1.1.3 (21 Nov 2010)
- Include/exclude pattern for artifacts deployment
1.1.2 (7 Nov 2010)
- Control for including published artifacts when running license checks
- Limiting license checks to scopes
- Control for turning off license discovery when running license checks