How to Consume Central

A consumer is something that would like to access the content of the Central repository.

Central HTTP and HTTPS access is maintained by Sonatype on a Content Delivery Network (CDN).

The canonical URLs for accessing Central are

  • HTTPS: https://repo1.maven.org/maven2 or https://repo.maven.apache.org/

  • HTTP: http://repo1.maven.org/maven2 (it's recommended to use the HTTPS version)

Some general guidance in configuring tools to use Central can be found below:

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