How to add or update the maven settings.xml file in eclipse?

By | November 1, 2020

In this post, We will learn about How to add or update the maven settings.xml file in eclipse?

We may use the global setting usually and do not touch the second option user setting. For that, You will have to store your setting.xml in the Global Setting location.

If We want the setting.xml file at the user level then this file has to put in the user home directory

Global Setting E:\Softwares\apache-maven-3.6.3\conf\settings.xml   [global settings]
User Setting ${user. home}/. m2/settings.xml    [user settings]

Setting maven settings.xml in Eclipse
  1. Open your Eclipse and navigate to Window -> Preferences.
  2. Click on the Browse button of User Settings( or Global Settings), and select the settings.xml.
  3. Click on the “Update Settings” to update the maven settings. If any confirmation dialog appeared, just click Yes.

A Maven settings.xml file defines values that configure Maven execution in many ways. Mainly it is used to configure a local repository location, alternate remote repository servers, Profiles Settings, and authentication information for private repositories.

Furthermore, is settings XML mandatory for Maven?  We do not require settings.xml (and thus not auto-created in ~/. m2 folder) unless we want to change the default settings.

Also, question is that where is settings XML in Maven?

Location of Maven Settings File

  1. The Maven installation directory: $M2_HOME/conf/settings. xml [global settings]
  2. The user’s home directory: ${user. home}/. m2/settings. xml  [user settings]

Where are settings XML located?

There are two locations where a settings.xml file can reside: The Maven installs conf: $M2_HOME/conf/settings.xml (configuration for all Maven users on a machine, Assuming that all developrs using the same Maven installation).

Maven Global Setting

Maven User Setting

That’s Yet!!

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