Maven plugin

The Maven plugin builds Java projects using the Maven build tool.

After a successful build, this plugin will:

  • Create bin/ and jar/ directories in $CRAFT_PART_INSTALL.

  • Find the java executable provided by the part and link it as $CRAFT_PART_INSTALL/bin/java.

  • Hard link the .jar files generated in $CRAFT_PART_BUILD to $CRAFT_PART_INSTALL/jar.


In addition to the common plugin and sources keywords, this plugin provides the following plugin-specific keywords:


Type: list of strings

Used to add additional parameters to the mvn package command line.

Environment variables

This plugin reads the http_proxy and https_proxy variables from the environment to configure Maven proxy access. A comma-separated list of hosts that should not be accessed via proxy is read from the no_proxy environment variable.

Please refer to Configuring Apache Maven for a list of environment variables used to configure Maven.


The plugin expects Maven to be available on the system as the mvn executable, unless a part named maven-deps is defined. In this case, the plugin will assume that this part will stage the mvn executable to be used in the build step.

Note that the Maven plugin does not make a Java runtime available in the target environment. This must be handled by the developer when defining the part, according to each application’s runtime requirements.