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From Chris Marks <>
Subject Re: Suggestions for publishing to Ivy repo from Hudson using ssh
Date Wed, 16 Jun 2010 20:43:21 GMT
Although I don't know a direct way to do what you are asking, I thought I'd
mention that if you have some flexibility in your Ivy repository, you might
look into Artifactory ( which manages a
Maven/Ivy repository and provides a way for users to generate an encrypted
version of their password for use in just this case.
Although I publish my artifacts using Ant on my Hudson server, Artifactory
also has a for-purchase add-on to Hudson and Artifactory to allow Hudson
itself to publish artifacts and Artifactory to track Hudson build artifacts.


On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 1:06 PM, Steele, Richard <>wrote:

> I'm trying to figure out the best way to handle publishing artifacts to our
> Ivy repository using ssh.  We can't prompt the user for the username and
> password since the publication is usually done by Hudson.  We can't embed
> the username or password as a job configuration property because we can't
> have those in cleartext; similarly, we can't use a standard user with a
> well-known password in cleartext because of security concerns.
> I'm leaning towards using a keystore, but we'd need to use one without a
> password for the same reasons above (can't prompt, don't want to embed),
> but
> a keystore without a password makes the security group twitchy.
> I'm looking for any ideas or suggestions that might help; practical
> experience with real examples would be best, but I'll consider anything.
> Thanks,
> Rich

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