Publishes the current module’s artifacts and the resolved descriptor (delivered Ivy file).

This task is meant to publish the current module descriptor together with its declared publication artifacts to a repository.

All the artifacts must have been created before calling this task. It does not create the artifacts themselves, but expects to find them at the location indicated by the artifacts pattern.

The target repository is given through the name of a resolver declared in current Ivy settings. See Settings Files for details about resolver supporting artifact publishing.

It also publishes the delivered Ivy file (except if you don’t want), and even delivers it, if it has not been done with a previous deliver call or if forcedeliver is set to true. That’s why this task takes some parameters useful only for delivery. See the illustration below:

ivy publish fc

(since 1.4.1) The source artifact pattern can be specified either as an attribute on the task (artifactspattern) or using a list of nested artifacts element (see examples below).


Attribute Description Required


the name of the organisation of the module to publish

No. Defaults to ${ivy.organisation} or the last resolved module organisation.


the name of the module to publish

No. Defaults to ${ivy.module} or the last resolved module name.


the revision of the module to publish and also the published revision unless pubrevision is set

No. Defaults to ${ivy.revision} or the last resolve module revision.


the pattern to use to find artifacts to publish

No. Defaults to ${ivy.publish.src.artifacts.pattern}


the name of the resolver to use for publication



the revision to use for the publication

No. Defaults to the ${ivy.deliver.revision}


the branch to use for the publication

No. Defaults to the ${ivy.deliver.branch}


true to force the implicit call to deliver, false to do it only if the Ivy file to publish doesn’t exist yet (since 1.4)

No. Defaults to false


true to update Ivy file metadata (revision, branch, publication date and status) before publishing, false otherwise. This is usually not necessary when using deliver before publish.

No. Defaults to false


if this descriptor extends a parent, merge the inherited information directly into this descriptor on publish. The extends element itself will be commented out in the published descriptor. (since 2.2)

No. Defaults to false


true to force Ivy files validation against ivy.xsd, false to force no validation

No. Defaults to default Ivy value (as configured in settings file)


true to replace dynamic revisions by static ones in the delivered file, false to avoid this replacement (since 1.3)

No. Defaults to true


true to publish delivered Ivy file, false otherwise

No. Defaults to true


A comma separated list of configurations to publish (since 1.4.1). Accepts wildcards (since 2.2).

No. Defaults to all configurations


true to overwrite files in repository if the revision already exists, false to let it as is

No. Defaults to false


true to warn when artifacts to be published are missing

No. Defaults to true


true to halt build when artifacts to be published are missing

No. Defaults to true


the pattern to use to find Ivy file to publish, and even deliver if necessary (since 1.2)

No. Defaults to the value of artifactspattern


the publication date to use for the delivery, if necessary. This date should be either now, or a date given with the following pattern: yyyyMMddHHmmss

No. Defaults to now


the status to use for the delivery, if necessary

No. Defaults to ${ivy.status}


the target to call for recursive delivery

No. No recursive delivery is done by default


A reference to Ivy settings that must be used by this task (since 2.0)

No, default to ivy.instance.

Child elements

Element Description Cardinality


Describe additional artifacts to publish. These elements can have any attributes: standard artifact attributes and (since 2.2) extra attributes are supported.



Specify the pattern used to find the artifact. These elements have a pattern attribute containing the pattern used to find the artifact.



<ivy:publish resolver="local" pubrevision="1.0">
   <artifacts pattern="build/artifacts/jars/[artifact].[ext]"/>
   <artifacts pattern="build/artifacts/zips/[artifact].[ext]"/>

Publishes the last resolved module in the local resolver with revision 1.0, looking for artifacts in directories build/artifacts/jars and build/artifacts/zips.