Apache Archiva, an excellent artifact repository manager
April 21, 2022

Apache Archiva, an excellent artifact repository manager

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Apache Archiva

Apache Archiva is a maven artifact repository manager. We use it to store artifacts (libraries) used by the maven/java build for different projects. It helps with storing the entire organization's libraries at a centralized location and acts as a proxy for all the open-source repositories. We have hundreds of builds running almost every hour. Using Apache Archiva has helped with preserving valuable bandwidth for the organization. It also allows us to do security audits on the artifacts in use. Different teams are able to share the libraries (components) with each other thus speeding up the software development.
  • It's an open source project and therefore saves cost.
  • It allows exchange of artifacts/libraries between different teams.
  • It allows managing internal and external repositories with ease.
  • Muti-tenancy was hard to achieve.
  • UI can be improved. Its seems bit dated.
  • It is a bit tricky to setup.
  • Managing proxies to remote/external repositories.
  • Storing artifacts produced by different teams.
  • Searching different artifacts.
  • Uploading artifacts to the repo.
  • The impact of Apache Archiva on ROI has been positive. Since it is open source. It is free.
  • It has allowed teams to store artifacts centrally, thus leading to a reduced need for multiple servers
  • Security audits can be easily performed on the artifacts.
  • Apache Archiva is a great choice for organizations with a limited budget.
  • Alternatives are expensive to acquire Archiva comes offers REST API(s) which allows the creation of customized UI.
  • With Apache Archiva, it is easy to manage the remote proxy repositories.
  • RBAC helps with managing user access to the repository.
  • Configuration can be achieved using UI and stored in archiva.xml.
  • Backup of configuration is quite simple.

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Well suited for small organizations to medium-sized teams/organizations. Apache Archiva is well suited for:
  • It acts as a central repository/proxy of the artifacts generated and used by the teams.
  • It provides control on which open source repositories can be utilized by the team.
  • Saves network bandwidth by reducing outbound traffic.
Apache Archiva is less appropriate for organizations where immediate support/bug resolutions are required.