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)
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Gregory Boissinot (id: gbois)
Usage Installations 2014-Nov 6052
2014-Dec 6057
2015-Jan 6289
2015-Feb 6443
2015-Mar 6719
2015-Apr 6868
2015-May 6947
2015-Jun 7101
2015-Jul 7277
2015-Aug 7222
2015-Sep 7515
2015-Oct 7717

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 JENKINS-24140 - ArtifactDeployer migration breaks lazy-load on Jenkins initialization

Release 0.31

* Fix JENKINS-16130 - Provide folder links on build results page to condense long file paths
* Fix JENKINS-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 JENKINS-18135 - Conditional Build Step plugin crashes when using Artifact Deployer plugin as build step

Release 0.27

* Fix NullPointterException

Release 0.26

* Fix JENKINS-16031 - Lost deployed artifacts after restart

Release 0.25

* Fix JENKINS-15709 - ArtifactDeployer does not appear in Flexible Publish

Release 0.24

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

Release 0.23

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

Release 0.22

* Fix JENKINS-15058 - Setting for GroovyScript is not permanent

Release 0.21

* Fix JENKINS-14547 - Null pointer exception when using groovy script

Release 0.20

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

Release 0.19

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

Release 0.18

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

Release 0.17

* Fix NullPointerException on artifact deletion

Release 0.16

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

Release 0.15

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

Release 0.14

* Fix JENKINS-12522 - Deploy artifacts for failed builds, too

Release 0.13

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

Release 0.12

* Fix partially JENKINS-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 JENKINS-10360 - Added support of Matrix project

Release 0.9

* Fix partially JENKINS-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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