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Artipie is an experimental binary artifact management tool, similar to Artifactory, Nexus, Archiva, ProGet, and many others. The following set of features makes Artipie unique among all others:

  • It is open source (MIT license)
  • It is horizontally scalable, you can add servers easily
  • It is written in reactive Java (using Vert.x)
  • It supports [Maven](./examples/maven), [Docker](./examples/docker), [Rubygems](./examples/gem), [Go](./examples/go), [Helm](./examples/helm), [Npm](./examples/npm), [NuGet](./examples/nuget), [Composer](./examples/php), [Pip](./examples/pypi), [Rpm](./examples/rpm), and [others](./examples)
  • It is database-free
  • It can host the data in the file system, Amazon S3, Google Cloud, HuaweiCloud OBS etc.
  • Its quality of Java code is extraordinary high :)


The fastest way to start using Artipie is via Docker:

docker run --rm --name artipie -p 8080:8080 --user=artipie:artipie artipie/artipie:latest

It'll start a new Docker container with latest Artipie image. A new image generates default server config if not found at /etc/artipie/artipie.yml, prints initial credentials to console and prints a link to the dashboard. If started on localhost with command above, the dashboard URI is http://localhost:8080/dashboard/artipie.

To create a new artifact repository:

  1. Go to the dashboard
  2. Enter the name of a new repository, choose a type, and click button "Add"
  3. Artipie generates standard configuration for this kind of repository, and asks for review or edit. You can ignore this step for now.
  4. Below the repository configuration, the page will have a simple configuration for your client, and usage examples, e.g. the code for pom.xml for Maven repository.

Default server configuration refers to /var/artipie/repos to look up for repository configurations. You may want to mount local configurations here to edit it manually by adding docker run mount option: -v <your-local-config-dir>:/var/artipie/repo, where <your-local-config-dir> is you local config directory. Important: check that <your-local-config-dir> has correct permissions, it should be 2020:2021, to change it correctly use chown -R 2020:2021 <your-local-config-dir>.

More examples are [here](./examples).

We recommend you read the "Architecture" section in our White Paper to fully understand how Artipie is designed.


Storage configuration

For now, we support two storage types: file system and S3 storages. To configure file system storage it is enough to set the path where Artipie will store all the items:

  type: fs
  path: /urs/local/aripie/data

S3 storage configuration requires specifying bucket and credentials:

  type: s3
  bucket: my-bucket
  region: my-region # optional
  endpoint: https://my-s3-provider.com # optional
    type: basic
    accessKeyId: xxx
    secretAccessKey: xxx

Storages can be configured for each repository individually in repo configuration yaml or in the _storages.yaml file along with aliases:

    type: fs
    path: ./.storage/data 

Then default storage alias can be used to configure a repository:

  type: maven
  storage: default

Repository permissions

Permissions for repository operations can be granted in the repo configuration file:

      - read
      - write
      - "*"
      - read

All repositories support read and write operations, other specific permissions may be supported in certain repository types.

Group names should start with /, is the example above read operation is granted for readers group and every user within the group can read from the repository, user named jane is allowed to read and write. We also support asterisk wildcard for "any operation" or "any user", user admin in the example can perform any operation in the repository.

If permissions section is absent in repo config, then any supported operation is allowed for everyone, empty permissions section restricts any operations for anyone.


You may want to run Artipie for your company, which has a few teams. Each team may want to have its own repository. To do this, you create a global configuration file /etc/artipie/artipie.yml:

  layout: org
    type: fs
    path: /tmp/artipie/data/my-docker
    type: file
    path: _credentials.yml

If the type is set to file, another YAML file is required in the storage, with a list of users who will be allowed to create repos (type is password format, plain and sha256 types are supported):

    type: plain
    pass: qwerty
    email: [email protected] # Optional
    type: sha256
    pass: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    groups: # Optional
      - readers
      - dev-leads

Users can be assigned to some groups, all repository permissions granted to the group are applied to the users participating in this group.

If the type is set to env, the following environment variables are expected: ARTIPIE_USER_NAME and ARTIPIE_USER_PASS. For example, you start Docker container with the -e option:

docker run -d -v /var/artipie:/var/artipie` -p 80:80 \
  -e ARTIPIE_USER_NAME=artipie -e ARTIPIE_USER_PASS=qwerty \

Single repository on port

Artipie repositories may run on separate ports if configured. This feature may be especially useful for Docker repository, as it's API is not well suited to serve multiple repositories on single port.

To run repository on its own port port parameter should be specified in repository configuration YAML as follows:

  type: <repository type>
  port: 54321

NOTE: Artipie scans repositories for port configuration only on start, so server requires restart in order to apply changes made in runtime.


You may enable some basic metrics collecting and periodic publishing to application log by adding metrics to meta section of global configuration file /etc/artipie/artipie.yml:

    type: log # Metrics type, for now only `log` type is supported
    interval: 5 # Publishing interval in seconds, default value is 5

To collect metrics via Prometheus, simply configure metrics like this :

meta :
  metrics :
    type : prometheus

Artipie REST API

Artipie provides a set of APIs to manage repositories and users. The current APIs are fully documented [here](./REST_API.md).

Additional configuration

You may want configure it via environment variables:

  • SSL_TRUSTALL - trust all unknown certificates

To configure repository config files location, add to the global configuration file /etc/artipie/artipie.yml:

  repo_configs: configs

Location is the storage key relatively to the main storage, or, in file system storage terms, subdirectory where repo configs are located relatively to the storage.

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*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Artipie README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.