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An Apache Archiva image for simple standalone deployments.


Tag Description
v2,v2.2.5, latest Tracks the latest version of Archiva
v2-snapshot Tracks v2 snapshot builds for Archiva
2.2.3,v2-legacy Legacy versions of this image

See the Change Log for recent changes!

Quick Reference

  • Getting Help:

    Please file issues in the github repository if you find a problem with this image. For general help with Archiva, use the Official Resources

  • Contributing:

    Pull requests/code copying are welcome! See the Contributing documentation for general guidelines.

  • License:

    This image, and Apache Archiva, are covered under the Apache 2.0 License

About Apache Archiva

Apache Archiva is maven-compatible artifact repository that is reasonably configurable and quite stable.

About xetusoss/archiva

This goal of this image is to be the easiest way to deploy a simple and reliable version of Apache Archiva. The key features of this image are:

  • A data volume for ARCHIVA_BASE (/archiva-data)
  • Easy https proxy support
  • Container-managed jetty.xml configuration (which can be overwritten)
  • Support for adding CA certificates to java environment
  • A rational healthcheck (The docker HEALTHCHECK feature)

Using this image

There are several ways to deploy an Apache Archiva environment with this image. The simplest is to just start it up via the command line.

Using the docker command

docker run --name archiva -p 8080:8080 xetusoss/archiva

Deploying with docker-compose

The example below shows how to deploy archiva with a separate data volume using docker-compose.

version: '3.4'
    image: xetusoss/archiva:latest
      - type: volume
        source: archiva-data-vol
        target: /archiva-data
      SMTP_HOST: your-smtp-server


For a more complete example of using docker-compose using ngnix as an https proxy, see docker-compose.nginx-https.yaml

Deploying in Kubernetes

The easiest way to deploy this image in Kubernetes is to use the associated helm chart, xetusoss-archiva. See the chart documentation for usage.

Environment Variables


Archiva requires access to an SMTP server for things like password reset emails. These variables are used by the managed jetty.xml configuration.

SMTP_PORT has a default value of 25.

Note, there is no authentication support for SMTP in the auto-generated jetty.xml


It is recommended to deploy Archiva behind an HTTPS proxy. When using an HTTPS proxy, Archiva needs to be aware of the proxy's frontend url to operate properly.

Setting PROXY_BASE_URL will cause the container's entrypoint script to set all the needed java properties for Archiva to be aware of the proxy.


The archiva user database can be stored in mysql instead of derby (the default). These environment variables can be used to configure the auto-generated jetty.xml to use a MySQL datasource. They are not necessary when using the default derby database.

See the docker-compose.mysql.yaml for a complete example of using MySQL.


Allow fine-tuned control over the JVM environment that archiva runs in, or set the MALLOC_ARENA_MAX. Unless you have specific needs, neither of these need to be set.


If the container-managed jetty.xml file is not flexible enough for your deployment scenario, the JETTY_CONFIG_PATH environment variable can be used to manually specify a configuration file.

Adding CA certificates

If custom CA certificates are required, they can be automatically loaded into the java environment by mounting them in the /certs directory. All certificates must have a .crt or .pem extension.

Why Archiva?

The Archiva project is not dead, but it's development is (very) slow. A reasonable question to ask is "Why bother when there are other tools, like Artifactory?". We don't have a clear-cut answer for that, but here are some of the reasons you might consider Archiva.

  1. It's a pure non-commercial product, maintained by Apache.
  2. It's 'right-sized'. Archiva is a small maven-style artifact repository that probably has all the core features you'll need and nothing else. It includes flexible repository management, LDAP Authentication support, a small UI, etc.
  3. You have an existing Archiva repository to maintain.
  4. It has this great docker image :-).

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