The repository APIs are the means for accessing metadata from any type of repository.
Note: currently, only metadata retrieval is available. As more of the application moves to this base, artifact content may be read using a stream, for example.
A repository request works in the following sequence:
Currently storage only supports obtaining information as well. In the future, the ability to modify the storage will be made available for plugins such as purging, etc.
More information can be found in the storage metadata resolver class.