Generating a generic POM

There are times when you do not have a POM for a 3rd party artifact. For instance, when installing a proprietary or commercial JAR into a repository. The Install Plugin can create a generic POM in this case which contains the minimal set of POM elements required by Maven, such as groupId, artifactId, version, packaging. You tell Maven to generate a POM by setting the generatePom parameter to true.

mvn install:install-file  -Dfile=path-to-your-artifact-jar \
                          -DgroupId=your.groupId \
                          -DartifactId=your-artifactId \
                          -Dversion=version \
                          -Dpackaging=jar \