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From "Szelag, Lukasz" <>
Subject Access denied for a user in a Global Repository Manager role (Archiva 1.3.5)
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:24:01 GMT
I'm getting below access denied error when trying to connect to Archiva from Maven using a
user in a Global Repository Manager role:

Archiva log:

2011-10-21 15:04:43,917 ["http-apr-8080"-exec-2] ERROR org.apache.maven.archiva.webdav.ArchivaDavResourceFactory
 - Failures occurred downloading from some remote repositories:
	central: Download failure on resource []:Access
denied to:

Maven log:

Downloading: http://<hostname>:8080/archiva/repository/external-releases/org/codehaus/mojo/mojo-parent/20/mojo-parent-20.pom
[WARNING] Unable to get resource 'org.codehaus.mojo:mojo-parent:pom:20' from repository external-releases
(http://<hostname>:8080/archiva/repository/external-releases): Error transferring file:
Server returned HTTP response code: 500 for URL: http://<hostname>:8080/archiva/repository/external-releases/org/codehaus/mojo/mojo-parent/20/mojo-parent-20.pom


1) The user in question is granted the Global Repository Manager role
2) I'm able to login to Archiva Web interface as the given user
3) Maven settings.xml properly reference user's credentials and associate it with the correct
4) The direct URL works (

Archiva is running on Tomcat 7.0.12 on Windows.

The above "external-releases" repository is defined as a proxy connector for 3 remote repositories,
including Maven Central Repository where the artifact in question resides.

This looks like a bug but perhaps I'm missing something. Does anyone know what could be the


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