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Welcome to Citrus

Citrus is a test framework written in Java that is able to create fully automated end-to-end use case tests for enterprise SOA applications. Citrus simulates surrounding interface partners supporting a huge set of different transports and protocols like Http, JMS, TCP/IP, FTP, SOAP, XML and JSON.

Visit our official website at '' for more information and a detailed documentation.


You need following software on your machine in order to use the Citrus framework:

  • Java 17+ Installed JDK plus JAVA_HOME environment variable set up and pointing to your Java installation directory. Used to compile and build the Citrus code.

  • Maven 3.9.5+ Citrus projects will fit best with Maven. However, it is not required to use Maven. You can also run tests using Gradle for instance.

  • Java IDE (optional) A Java IDE will help you to manage your Citrus project (e.g. creating and executing test cases). You can use the Java IDE that you like best like Eclipse or IntelliJ IDEA.


  • Download the latest Citrus release archive

  • Extract the archive into an appropriate location on your local storage

  • Read the Maven tutorial to find out how to integrate the Citrus tests into the Maven build lifecycle

Release Notes

Each release comes with a complete reference documentation. At the beginning of the reference you will find a section about the changes and notes for this release. For detailed description of changed packages and classes do also consult the provided javadoc.


  • Citrus's source repository is hosted on You can clone the repository with git:// as URL

  • Find our blog and more interesting articles around Citrus on and checkout the various post categories for selecting a specific topic.

  • offers tutorials and more information about Citrus framework.


Our sample section is still growing. You can find several sample projects in the separate repository


Copyright 2006-2024 the original author or authors.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.


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For more information on Citrus see, including a complete reference manual.