Remote Repository Configuration

A remote Maven repository can be configured using the Visual Studio IDE or it can be configured manually by adding information to the Maven settings file.

Automatically Configure a Remote Maven Repository via the IDE

To access a remote Maven repository you can configure it from within Visual Studio. Visual Studio must be open, the NPanday Build System must be running, and you must have a project loaded. Then:

  1. Right-click on a project and select Add Maven Artifact... from the menu.
  2. In the Add Maven Artifact pop-up window, click the Configure Repository tab.
  3. Select the URL of the repository in the pop-up window.
  4. If the remote repository allows snapshots or released artifacts to be stored there, then check the appropriate box.
  5. Click Update. This will save the configuration to C:\Documents and Settings\[user_home]\.m2\settings.xml. To edit multiple repositories, repeat steps 3 to 5 by selecting another repository to be configured form the drop down list.
  6. Click Close when done configuring the repository.
Sample configuration for Remote Repository

NOTE: The repository is stored in a profile this profile is then added into the activeProfiles list in settings.xml as soon as an NPanday remote repository is added.

Manually Configure a Remote Maven Repository

To manually add a remote repository, add the following lines in your C:\Documents and Settings\[user_home]\.m2\settings.xml file within the <profiles> </profiles> tag. Modify the values for the <repository> and <id> elements with the repository url you want to access.


You should change the values of enabled for each of the artifact types, dependencing on whether the repository contains that type of version.


The next configuration options are the Maven settings themselves. You can also return to the index.