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Maintenance with downtime of JFrog Artifactory ( 18 of December of 2022

December 9, 2022

Maintenance with downtime of JFrog Artifactory ( December 18, 2022


December 18, 2022: our sponsor JFrog will proceed to perform maintenance of our "jenkinsci" Artifactory instance.

Expect a complete downtime of about 6 hours due to the nature of this maintenance. The maintenance involves cloud migration from Google Cloud to Amazon Web Services.


Only Jenkins contributors will be impacted, as no releases or builds on or on developer machines will succeed during the downtime. Jenkins users won’t be impacted, as plugin downloads, update center, and websites such as and will continue working as expected.

We’ll update the Jenkins Infrastructure Status Page with the exact downtime window.

Artifactory Service a backbone of the Jenkins project

Despite not being directly used by the usual Jenkins users, the service is crucial for any contributor to the Jenkins project as it hosts all the development dependencies and released binaries as the source of truth.

The entire Jenkins Infrastructure uses this repository to build and publish Jenkins itself, and also all of its plugins and side projects.

It’s also heavily used by the Jenkins Security Team as part of their advisory publication.

This migration is an important requirement to ensure that JFrog is able to monitor the service and provide the best availability and infrastructure health. If you are curious or interested, you can find more details on the Jenkins Infrastructure issue tracker: Jenkins Infrastructure Helpdesk Issue #3288

About the author



Damien is the Jenkins Infrastructure officer and a software engineer at CloudBees working as a Site Reliability Engineer for the Jenkins Infrastructure project. Not only he is a decade-old Hudson/Jenkins user but also an open-source citizen who participates in Updatecli, Asciidoctor, Traefik and many others.