Configure jcenter for only downloading artifacts and Artifactory for deploying artifacts

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Configure jcenter for only downloading artifacts and Artifactory for deploying artifacts

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We have Artifactory setup and we use Maven central repo for downloading artifacts, which are then automatically cached in Artifactory. We also upload/deploy our own artifacts in Artifactory.

I now want to replace Maven central repo with jcenter and would like to continue using our Artifactory for uploading/deploying our own artifacts and for also caching the jcenter (and any third-party) artifacts. I can ask all developers to modify their settings.xml file as it will be a one-time activity so that's not a problem.

I saw this link by @helmedeiros which describes making changes in <repositories> and <pluginRepositories> section of settings.xml file. However, those are the sections where i specify URL for our Artifactory server. If i replace my Artifactory URL, then it would mean that i will be able to both fetch and upload artifacts from jcenter which is not what i want.

How can i ensure that all developers are only able to pull (NOT deploy/upload) from jcenter and deploy/upload ONLY to Artifactory?

Here's what we have right now in settings.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<settings xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/SETTINGS/1.1.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/settings-1.1.0.xsd" xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/SETTINGS/1.1.0"
    xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <servers>
    <server>
      <username>${security.getCurrentUsername()}</username>
      <password>${security.getEscapedEncryptedPassword()!"*** Insert encrypted password here ***"}</password>
      <id>central</id>
    </server>
    <server>
      <username>${security.getCurrentUsername()}</username>
      <password>${security.getEscapedEncryptedPassword()!"*** Insert encrypted password here ***"}</password>
      <id>snapshots</id>
    </server>
  </servers>
  <profiles>
    <profile>
      <repositories>
        <repository>
          <snapshots>
            <enabled>false</enabled>
          </snapshots>
          <id>central</id>
          <name>libs-release</name>
          <url>https://inhouse-artifactory/artifactory/libs-release</url>
        </repository>
        <repository>
          <snapshots />
          <id>snapshots</id>
          <name>libs-snapshot</name>
          <url>https://inhouse-artifactory/artifactory/libs-snapshot</url>
        </repository>
      </repositories>
      <pluginRepositories>
        <pluginRepository>
          <snapshots>
            <enabled>false</enabled>
          </snapshots>
          <id>central</id>
          <name>plugins-release</name>
          <url>https://inhouse-artifactory/artifactory/plugins-release</url>
        </pluginRepository>
        <pluginRepository>
          <snapshots />
          <id>snapshots</id>
          <name>plugins-snapshot</name>
          <url>https://inhouse-artifactory/artifactory/plugins-snapshot</url>
        </pluginRepository>
      </pluginRepositories>
      <id>artifactory</id>
    </profile>
  </profiles>
  <activeProfiles>
    <activeProfile>artifactory</activeProfile>
  </activeProfiles>
</settings>


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Re: Configure jcenter for only downloading artifacts and Artifactory for deploying artifacts

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Can anyone please help?