Installing Artifactory on Ubuntu box

Installing Artifactory on Ubuntu box

This is a simple and straightforward guide on how to install Artifactory and import exisiting maven repository into it.

1. Download Artifactory from JFrog website
2. Unzip downloaded file in your home directory
3. Change to root user (su -)
4. Set your JAVA_HOME in /etc/environment


5. Set your JAVA_HOME in /etc/profile

# /etc/profile: system-wide .profile file for the Bourne shell (sh(1))
# and Bourne compatible shells (bash(1), ksh(1), ash(1), ...).
export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/
if [ -d /etc/profile.d ]; then
  for i in /etc/profile.d/*.sh; do
   .............. rest of the file.....

6. Go to /home/kris/artifactory-2.3.2/bin (of course replace ‘kris’ with your home folder name)
7. Run

$: ./

8. Check if your installation was successful, run:

$: service artifactory check

9. If you get error saying something like: “Cannot find a JRE or JDK. Please set JAVA_HOME to a >=1.5 JRE” , edit /etc/artifactory/default and add JAVA_HOME export:

10. Run the check again (service artifactory check) and if all goes fine run

[cc lang="bash"]
$: service artifactory start

11. In your browser to into: http://localhost:8081/artifactory and log in as administrator (default user/pass is admin/password)

12. After logging in, click on the ‘Admin’ tab, then ‘Import & Export’ and ‘Repositories’

13. Inside the ‘Import’ section select ‘ext-release-local’ as your ‘Target Local Repo’ and find your maven .m2 repository

14. Click import and your are all set!

3 responses on “Installing Artifactory on Ubuntu box

  1. Jhonathan September 25, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Thank you very much. Works fine in Ubuntu 11.04.

  2. Khandkar Mamunur September 8, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Awesome! Thanks!

    Works perfectly in my Ubuntu 12.04 installation.

    To avoid errors in ‘service artifactory check’ issue the following command: echo export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-6-sun/jre >> /etc/artifactory/default

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