Maven Enforcer Plugin - The Loving Iron Fist of Maven

The Enforcer plugin provides goals to control certain environmental constraints such as Maven version, JDK version, and OS family along with many more built-in rules and user created rules.

Goal Overview

The Enforcer plugin has a goal:


General instructions on how to use the Enforcer Plugin can be found on the usage page.

If you 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 file 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.