Apache Maven Configure a custom Maven installation in Eclipse


Eclipse would provide its own embedded Maven enviroment out-of-the-box, which is not recommended whenever a certain Maven version must be used or further configuration must be performed (proxy, mirrors and so on): that is, to have full control over which Maven environment would be used by the IDE.

  • Select WindowPreferencesMavenInstallations

  • Select Add.. to add a custom/local Maven installation

  • Supply the necessary information and select Finish:

    Installation home: ... your Maven home ... Directory...

    Installation name: Apache Maven x.y.z

  • ☑ select it as default (instead of the default EMBEDDED version) and confirm with OK.