Apache Maven RAR Plugin

A resource adapter is a system-level software driver that a Java application uses to connect to an enterprise information system (EIS). The RAR plugin has the capability to store these resource adapters to an archive (Resource Adapter Archive or RAR) which can be deployed to a J2EE server.

Goals Overview

The RAR plugin has only one goal:

  • rar:rar used to package the Resource Adapter Archive (RAR) files.


General instructions on how to use the RAR Plugin can be found on the usage page. Some more specific use cases are described in the examples given below. Last but not least, users occasionally contribute additional examples, tips or errata to the plugin's wiki page.

In case you still have questions regarding the plugin's usage, please have a look at the FAQ and feel free to contact the user mailing list. The posts to the mailing list are archived and could already contain the answer to your question as part of an older thread. Hence, it is also worth browsing/searching the mail archive.

If you feel like the plugin is missing a feature or has a defect, you can fill a feature request or bug report in our issue tracker. When creating a new issue, please provide a comprehensive description of your concern. Especially for fixing bugs it is crucial that the developers can reproduce your problem. For this reason, entire debug logs, POMs or most preferably little demo projects attached to the issue are very much appreciated. Of course, patches are welcome, too. Contributors can check out the project from our source repository and will find supplementary information in the guide to helping with Maven.


To provide you with better understanding on some usages of the Plugin Name, you can take a look into the following examples:


Here are some references you can use to know more about Resource Adapter Archive.