This error generally occurs when Maven could not download dependencies. Possible causes for this error are:
- You are referring to a non-existing artifact, e.g. by means of a typo in its group id, artifact id or version.
- You are using an artifact that is not deployed to the central Maven repository and your POM/settings is missing the required
<repository>to download the artifact. Note that
<pluginRepository>declarations are not considered when looking for project dependencies, only
<repositories>are searched for project dependencies.
- The repository you have configured requires authentication and Maven failed to provide the correct credentials to the server. In this case, make sure your
<id>of the plugin repository to use. See the Maven Settings Reference for more details.
- There is a general network problem that prevents Maven from accessing any remote repository, e.g. a missing proxy configuration.
- Maven failed to save the files to your local repository, see LocalRepositoryNotAccessibleException for more details.
- The repository you have configured is disabled for the specific version of the artifact you requested. For instance, if you want to use a SNAPSHOT version of a dependency, make sure you don't have
<snapshots><enabled>false</enabled></snapshots>configured. Likewise, in order to resolve a released version of the dependency, the repository should not be configured with
<releases><enabled>false</enabled></releases>. See the POM Reference for more information on repository configuration.
In those cases, check your POM and/or settings for the proper contents. If you configured the repository in a profile of your
settings.xml, also verify that this profile gets actually activated, e.g. via invoking
In case of a general network-related problem, you could also consult the following articles: