PluginResolutionException
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This error occurs when you employ a plugin that Maven could not download. Possible causes for this error are:

  1. You are referring to a non-existing plugin, e.g. by means of a typo in its group id, artifact id or version.
  2. You are using a third-party Maven plugin that is not deployed to the central Maven repository and your POM/settings is missing the required <pluginRepository> to download the plugin. Note that <repository> declarations are not considered when looking for the plugin and its dependencies, only <pluginRepositories> are searched for plugins.
  3. The plugin repository you have configured requires authentication and Maven failed to provide the correct credentials to the server. In this case, make sure your ${user.home}/.m2/settings.xml contains a <server> declaration whose <id> matches the <id> of the plugin repository to use. See the Maven Settings Reference for more details.
  4. There is a general network problem that prevents Maven from accessing any remote repository, e.g. a missing proxy configuration.
  5. Maven failed to save the files to your local repository, see LocalRepositoryNotAccessibleException for more details.
  6. The plugin repository you have configured is disabled for the specific version of the plugin you requested. For instance, if you want to use a SNAPSHOT version of a plugin, make sure you don't have <snapshots><enabled>false</enabled></snapshots> configured. Likewise, in order to resolve a released version of the plugin, the plugin 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 plugin repository in a profile of your settings.xml, also verify that this profile gets actually activated, e.g. via invoking mvn help:active-profiles.

In case of a general network-related problem, you could also consult the following articles:

Note: For performance reasons, Maven caches the information that the plugin could not be downloaded. Depending on your setup, you might need to clear this cache by adding the flag -U to the command line for your corrections to take effect.

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