Plugin Documentation

This report describes goals, parameters details, requirements and sample usage of this plugin.


Goals available for this plugin:

Goal Description
plugin:addPluginArtifactMetadata Inject any plugin-specific artifact metadata to the project's artifact, for subsequent installation and deployment. It is used:
  1. to add the latest metadata (which is plugin-specific) for shipping alongside the plugin's artifact
  2. to define plugin mapping in the group

See also: org.apache.maven.artifact.repository.metadata.ArtifactRepositoryMetadata, org.apache.maven.artifact.repository.metadata.GroupRepositoryMetadata

Generate a plugin descriptor.

Note: Since 3.0, for Java plugin annotations support, default phase defined by this goal is after the "compilation" of any scripts. This doesn't override the default binding coded at generate-resources phase in Maven core.

plugin:help Display help information on maven-plugin-plugin.
Call mvn plugin:help -Ddetail=true -Dgoal=<goal-name> to display parameter details.
plugin:helpmojo Generates a HelpMojo class. Relies at runtime on one output file from DescriptorGeneratorMojo.

System Requirements

The following specifies the minimum requirements to run this Maven plugin:

Maven 3.6.3
JDK 1.8

System Requirements History

The following specifies the minimum requirements to run this Maven plugin for historical versions:

Plugin Version Maven JDK
3.13.0 3.6.3 8
from 3.7.0 to 3.12.0 3.2.5 8
3.6.4 3.2.5 7
from 3.6.0 to 3.6.2 - 7
from 3.5 to 3.5.2 2.2.1 6
3.4 2.2.1 5
from 2.8 to 3.3 2.0.6 5
from 2.4 to 2.7 2.0.6 1.4
2.3 2.0.5 -
2.2 2.0.4 -
from 2.0-beta-1 to 2.1 - -


You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:

    <!-- To define the plugin version in your parent POM -->
    <!-- To use the plugin goals in your POM or parent POM -->

For more information, see "Guide to Configuring Plug-ins"