ArtifactDeployer Plugin

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Plugin ID artifactdeployer Changes In Latest Release
Since Latest Release
Latest Release
Latest Release Date
Required Core
0.33 (archives)
Feb 16, 2015
matrix-project (version:1.3)
Source Code
Issue Tracking
Open Issues
Gregory Boissinot (id: gbois)
Usage Installations 2014-Mar 4765
2014-Apr 4862
2014-May 5093
2014-Jun 5139
2014-Jul 5538
2014-Aug 5585
2014-Sep 5798
2014-Oct 6048
2014-Nov 6052
2014-Dec 6057
2015-Jan 6289
2015-Feb 6443

This plugin makes it possible to copy artifacts to remote locations.

History and Objectives

By default, Jenkins archives artifacts generated by the build. These artifacts are stored in the JENKINS_HOME directory with all other elements such as job configuration files.
There is no separation between infrastructure elements, project elements and outputs.
It is often considered to be a bad practice and it doesn't help to manage JENKINS_HOME directory from an administrator point of view (backup issues, etc).
And for now, we can't change the 'Archived artifacts' location.

ArtifactDeployer plugin enables you to archive build artifacts to any remote locations such as to a separate file server (outside of JENKINS_HOME directory).

There are many other Jenkins plugins close to ArtifactDeployer such as CopyArtifact plugin or CopyArchiver plugin for publishing artifacts from Jenkins resources (from the current workspace, from the old builds of the same job or other jobs, ...) to remote locations with the protocol file://
There are also others plugins for managing other protocols such as ftp://, ssh:///.

But none of these plugins provides a common way to manage the deployment.

ArtifactDeployer is a complete alternative to the built-in Jenkins feature "Archiving artefacts' and it is aimed at providing an uniform deployment mechanism.


  • Copies build artefacts from the workspace to a remote location shared on the build processor node
  • Provides links to archived artefacts from the job status page
  • Deletes on demand archived artifacts when the build is removed


  • Only file deployment is supported
  • For downloading deployed artifacts, remote location must be accessible from the Jenkins master
  • Jenkins process must have the right permissions to write in the specified location


Release 0.33

* Fix deployed item ID when there is multiple ArtifactDeployer step

Release 0.32

* Fix issue #24140 - ArtifactDeployer migration breaks lazy-load on Jenkins initialization

Release 0.31

* Fix issue #16130 - Provide folder links on build results page to condense long file paths
* Fix issue #14681 - Constrain the list of artifacts deployed

Release 0.30

* Fix typo in help file.

Release 0.29

* Additional help text

Release 0.28

* Fix issue #18135 - Conditional Build Step plugin crashes when using Artifact Deployer plugin as build step

Release 0.27

* Fix NullPointterException

Release 0.26

* Fix issue #16031 - Lost deployed artifacts after restart

Release 0.25

* Fix issue #15709 - ArtifactDeployer does not appear in Flexible Publish

Release 0.24

* Fix issue #15354 - Add option to fail the build if specified "Files to deploy" do not exist

Release 0.23

* Fix issue #15059 - recursive deletion of deployment pathes not working correctly

Release 0.22

* Fix issue #15058 - Setting for GroovyScript is not permanent

Release 0.21

* Fix issue #14547 - Null pointer exception when using groovy script

Release 0.20

* Fix issue #14548 - help for groovy script usage is never displayed

Release 0.19

* Fix issue #13841 - "Base folder" for deploying the artifacty from source folder to remote directory

Release 0.18

* Fix issue #13937 - ArtifactDeployer 0.16 messes the filenames for Windows filesystems

Release 0.17

* Fix NullPointerException on artifact deletion

Release 0.16

* Fix issue #12311 - Display the Deployed Artifacts in a tree structure similar to how they are displayed under the Build Artifacts section

Release 0.15

* Fix issue #11867 - Deployed files have a different time with original files.

Release 0.14

* Fix issue #12522 - Deploy artifacts for failed builds, too

Release 0.13

* Fix issue #11640 - Can't copy on remote windows slave

Release 0.12

* Fix partially issue #9996 - Have the possibility to change the user and group ACL's on artifacts (Conserve file permissions to copy).

Release 0.11

* Fixed NullPointerException when the remote directory value is not set (for the ArtifactDeployer publisher and for the ArtifactDeployer builder).

Release 0.10

* Make it compatible to LTS series (1.409.x)
* Complete fix issue #10360 - Added support of Matrix project

Release 0.9

* Fix partially issue #10360 - Added support of Maven project

Release 0.8

* Fix slave execution

Release 0.7

* Fix bug on deletion
* The deployed artifacts in the Jenkins dashboard are now sorted.

Release 0.6

* Fix a ClassCastException (for more than one entry) on save configuration

Release 0.5

* Integrated a pull request - Fixed a NullPointerException

Release 0.4

* Add 'deployment artifacts' as a a build step (builder item) in addition to publishers.
Use Case: In the same job as build steps: Build your artifacts, deploy them in remote locations (as servers) and launch the integration tests.

Release 0.3

* Add a checkbox for deleting remote artifacts when the build is deleted.

Release 0.2

* The plugins enables users to call a Groovy script when the builds are deleted (for manual and automatic deletion).

Release 0.1

* Initial release
Only the filesystem protocol is available


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