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# Maven 2.x settings.xml file

1. Create a new xml file in your user home directory in the .m2 directory called settings.xml
```<settings xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0"
xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0
http://maven.apache.org/xsd/settings-1.0.0.xsd">
<profiles>
<profile>
<id>tomcat5x</id>
<activation>
<activeByDefault>true</activeByDefault>
</activation>
<properties>
<appserver.id>tomcat5x</appserver.id>
<appserver.home>/opt/tomcat</appserver.home>
<maven.tomcat.home>/opt/tomcat</maven.tomcat.home>
<sakai.appserver.home>/opt/tomcat</sakai.appserver.home>
<surefire.reportFormat>plain</surefire.reportFormat>
<surefire.useFile>false</surefire.useFile>
</properties>
</profile>
</profiles>
</settings>
```
• Note: Unfortunately, Sakai does not use the standard appserver.home so you have to specify a sakai.appserver.home
• Note: The sakai.appserver.home must be C:\opt\tomcat for windows users
• Note: Do not include trailing / or \ slashes in the directory paths
• (optional) You can specify the tomcat home to be an environment variable like so:
```      <maven.tomcat.home>\${env.CATALINA_HOME}</maven.tomcat.home>
```
• (optional) Users who use a network proxy need to add the following to their file
```...
<proxies>
<proxy>
<active>true</active>
<protocol>http</protocol>
<host>www.your.proxy.host</host>
<port>80</port>
<nonProxyHosts>localhost</nonProxyHosts>
</proxy>
</proxies>
</settings>
```
• If you do not use a username or password for your proxy just leave out those 2 lines
• You only need the nonProxyHosts option if you have a local maven repo that does not require the proxy to be accessed
• Note: Maven 2 doesn't support Microsoft's NTLN authentification scheme. If you connect to a proxy like ISA you will need to use a tool, such as http://ntlmaps.sourceforge.net/ to proxy your traffic
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