Signing APK with the Maven-Jar-Signer Plugin

April 17th, 2010 by

There is a nice Maven plugin helping you signing your Android app – the Maven Jar Signer Plugin. If you want to learn more about Maven integration in an android project take a look at this article.


Maven Profile Setup

Add the following code to your pom.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>


Trigger the profile with the following command

mvn install -Psign

Other Goals

  • jarsigner:sign – signs your project’s artifacts
  • jarsigner:verify – verifies the project’s artifact

Useful command line options:

  • Disable the plugin
    mvn -Djarsigner.skip=true
  • Disable attachment processing
    mvn -Djarsigner.attachments=false


Article Updates

  • 2015-03-03: Table of contents and headings added.

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