The Maven verticle factory is an implementation of verticle factory loading a service dynamically from a Maven repository at run-time. It’s useful if you don’t want to package all your service dependencies at build-time into your application, but would rather install and deploy them dynamically at run-time when they are requested.
Vert.x picks up
VerticleFactory implementations from the classpath, so you just need to make sure the
vertx-maven-service-factory jar file on the classpath. First you need to add the Maven verticle factory to your application’s
classpath. If you are using a fat jar, you can use the following dependencies:
Maven (in your
<dependency> <groupId>io.vertx</groupId> <artifactId>vertx-maven-service-factory</artifactId> <version>3.8.2</version> </dependency>
Gradle (in your
VerticleFactory uses the prefix
maven: to select it when deploying services.
The service identifier is made up of the Maven co-ordinates of the artifact that contains the service, e.g.
com.mycompany:main-services:1.2 followed by a double colon
:: followed by the service name. The service name is
used to find the service descriptor file inside the artifact which is named by the service name with a
extension. This is explained in the the
vert.x service factory documentation.
For example, to deploy a service that exists in Maven artifact
would use the string
maven:com.mycompany:main-services:1.2::my-service. Given this string, the verticle factory
uses the Aether client try and locate the artifact
com.mycompany:my-artifact:1.2 and all its dependencies in
the configured Maven repositories and download and install it locally if it’s not already installed.
constructs a classpath including all those artifacts and creates a classloader with that classpath
service using the vert.x service factory.
Note that if the current Vert.x classpath contains already an artifact, then this dependency will not be overridden and will be effectively used. Vert.x does not attempt to make some class loading magic, conflicts should be resolved by modifying the Vert.x classpath to not contain this dependency.
The Service Verticle Factory will look for a descriptor file called
my-service.json (in the previous example) on
the constructed classpath to actually load the service.
Given a service identifier the service can be deployed programmatically e.g.:
Or can be deployed on the command line with:
vertx run maven:com.mycompany:my-artifact:1.2::my-service ---
The service name (
my-service) can be omitted when the META-INF/MANIFEST in the jar containing the
service contains a
Main-Verticle entry that declares the verticle to run:
And the manifest contains:
You can also declare the verticle factory programmatically:
The Maven local repository location can be configured using the
vertx.maven.localRepo system property - this should
point to the local repository directory on disc. The default value is:
The list of remote repositories can be configured using the
vertx.maven.remoteRepos system property - this should
contain a*space** separated list of urls to the remote repositories. The default value is
You can specify https URLs for remote repositories, the client will uses the JSSE system properties configuration. It can be achieved via JVM system properties, you can read more at http://maven.apache.org/guides/mini/guide-repository-ssl.html.
It can configured when running the JVM: for instance:
java -jar my-fat-jar -Djavax.net.ssl.trustStore=/my_trust_store.jks -Djavax.net.ssl.trustStorePassword=somepassword
To configure the HTTPS property, use:
System.setProperty("javax.net.ssl.trustStore", "/my_trust_store.jks"); System.setProperty("javax.net.ssl.trustStorePassword", "somepassword");
Note that programmatic configuration must be done before using the underlying Aether client (so before
Repositories can be accessed using an http proxy using the
The former configures a proxy for remote http repositories and the later configures a proxy for remote http repositories.
Basic authentication can be achieved by adding a username and/or password in the repository or proxy configuration.
http://julien:[email protected]/ will configure to use
julien username and
password if the remote server needs authentication. Proxies are also supported.
By default SNAPSHOT dependencies are updated once a day. This behavior can be modified using the system property
vertx.maven.remoteSnapshotPolicy. This can be set to
always to ensure SNAPSHOT dependencies are updated every
daily to update just once a day, which is the default, or to
never to ensure they are never updated.
It can also be set to
X is the number of minutes to allow before updating a SNAPSHOT
The refresh policy can also be configured from the
vertx.registerVerticleFactory(new MavenVerticleFactory( new ResolverOptions().setRemoteSnapshotPolicy("never")) );