Artifactory allows you to place properties on both artifacts and folders.
Properties are searchable and can be combined with Smart Searches to search for items based on their properties and then manipulate all the items in the search result in one go.
You can define the collections of properties called 'Property Sets' in the use interface. In each property-set you can define properties and for each property specify whether the property is open, single-value or multi-value.
This impacts the user interface you see when setting a property value and when searching for property values. Using searchable properties in artifact management is a very powerful feature.
Watch this short screencast to learn more about the power of properties.
Attaching and Reading Properties via REST API
Properties are a special form of metadata and are stored on items just like any metadata - in XML form.
In fact, you can view properties not only from the
You can set, retrieve and remove properties from repository items via REST API, as you would do with any other XML-based metadata.
Refer to the Attaching and Reading Metadata chapter for instructions on how this can be achieved.