Category Archives: Maven

Looking for JBoss Maven Repository?

JBoss has decommissioned their Maven 2 repository (about an year ago according to their site) which was available at But many resources out there still refer to this repository, and many people face the following error when they try to use this repository.

Access denied to:

This is because JBoss has deactivated this repository and setup a 403 (HTTP Forbidden) error on this URL. After googling for a while, reading through JIRA entries etc., I found this page which pointed to a new repository from JBoss that contains most (if not all) of the artifacts from the previous one. The new repository URL is

It could have been better if JBoss could have given a hint about this in their old repository URL, instead of sending a 403, which gives no clues.

In fact, as the URL indicates, this is a Nexus Maven Repository instance. You can access the Nexus Repository Manager from which lists all repositories hosted in it.