Writing a Consumer Plugin

For a sample custom consumer, you can checkout the archiva-consumer-plugin at the archiva sandbox in the SVN repository: Prior to release 1.4, plexus components are not anymore supported, you must use Spring components.

Writing manually

Below are the steps on how to create a custom repository consumer and plug it in Archiva:

  1. Create a project for your component.
  2. Declare your class or in this case, consumer as a component as shown in the example below. This should be put at the class level.
      Service: unique id for your consumer.
      Scope: the creation strategy prototype or singleton.
  3. Package your project by executing 'mvn clean package'
  4. Let's say you are using the apache-archiva-2.0.1-bin.tar.gz to run Archiva. Unpack the binaries then go to bin/linux-x86-32/ (assuming you are running on Linux), then execute './run.sh console'. Then stop or shutdown Archiva after it started. (This is necessary to unpack the war file.)
  5. Copy the jar file you created in step 4 in apache-archiva-2.0.1/apps/archiva/webapp/lib/
  6. Add the necessary configurations in archiva.xml (in this case, add 'discover-new-artifact' as a knownContentConsumer)
  7. Start up Archiva again.

Use the archetype

Prior to version 1.4-M2, you can use an archetype.

mvn archetype:generate \
   -DarchetypeRepository=repo1.maven.org \
   -DarchetypeGroupId=org.apache.archiva \
   -DarchetypeArtifactId=archiva-consumer-archetype \

Note: if you want to use a SNAPSHOT version, replace with the following parameter: -DarchetypeRepository=https://archiva-repository.apache.org/archiva/repository/snapshots/ \