Release Notes for Archiva 2.2.3

The Apache Archiva team is pleased to announce the release of Archiva 2.2.3. Archiva is available for download from the web site.

Archiva is an application for managing one or more remote repositories, including administration, artifact handling, browsing and searching.

If you have any questions, please consult:

New in Archiva 2.2.3

Apache Archiva 2.2.3 is a bug fix release:

  • Some fixes for the REST API were added to detect requests from unknown origin
  • Some bugfixes were added

Compatibility Changes

  • The REST services are now checking for the origin of the requests by analysing Origin and Referer header of the HTTP requests and adding an validation token to the Header. This prevents requests from malicious sites if they are open in the same browser. If you use the REST services from other clients you may change the behaviour with the new configuration properties for the redback security (rest.csrffilter.*, rest.baseUrl). For more information see Archiva Security Configuration and the Redback REST documentation .

    Note: If your archiva installation is behind a reverse proxy or load balancer, it may be possible that the Archiva Web UI does not load after the upgrade. If this is the case you may access the WebUI via localhost or edit archiva.xml manually. In the "Redback Runtime Configuration" properties you have to enter the base URLs of your archiva installation to the rest.baseUrl field.

  • Archiva uses redback for authentication and authorization in version 2.6

Release Notes

The Archiva 2.2.3 features set can be seen in the feature tour.

Changes in Archiva 2.2.3

Released: 2017-05-13

New Feature


  • [MRM-1925] - Make User-Agent header configurable for HTTP requests
  • [MRM-1861], [MRM-1924] - Increasing timeouts for repository check
  • [MRM-1937] - Prevent creating initial admin user with wrong name.
  • Adding origin header validation checks for REST requests

Bugs fixed

  • [MRM-1859] - Error upon viewing 'Artifacts' tab when browsing an artifact
  • [MRM-1874] - Login Dialog triggers multiple events (+messages)
  • [MRM-1908] - Logged on users can write any repository
  • [MRM-1909] - Remote repository check fails for
  • [MRM-1923] - Fixing bind issue with certain ldap servers, when user not found
  • [MRM-1926] - Invalid checksum files in Archiva repository after download from remote repository
  • [MRM-1928] - Bad redirect URL when using Archiva through HTTP reverse proxy
  • [MRM-1933] - No message body writer has been found for class
  • [MRM-1940] - Slashes appended to remote repo url



Archiva was started in November 2005, building a simple framework on top of some existing repository conversion tools within the Maven project. Initial development focused on repository conversion, error reporting, and indexing. From January 2006 a web application was started to visualise the information and to start incorporating functionality from the unmaintained maven-proxy project.

Development continued through many stops and starts. Initial versions of Archiva were built from source by contributors, and the first alpha version was not released until April 2007. Some significant changes were made to improve performance and functionality in June 2007 and over the next 6 months and a series of alpha and beta releases, a concerted effort was made to release the 1.0 version.

Archiva became an Apache "top level project" in March 2008.