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Bento Maven Plugin

A Maven plugin to start and stop a Bento cluster running in a Docker container to be used in integration testing.

See the bento cluster project for more on the Bento running in Docker.




Ensure Docker is installed and that the current user is in the docker user group.

Ensure that the maven-failsafe-plugin and the bento-maven-plugin are part of your module's pom.xml, by inserting the following block:


The plugin exposes the following properties for adjusting its behavior:

Property Type Description string Name of the bento instance to use. If not specified, a random name will be generated.
bento.docker.address string Address of the docker daemon to use to manage bento instances.
bento.skip boolean Skips all goals of the bento-maven-plugin.
bento.skip.create boolean Skips creating the bento instance. Must be used in conjunction with an externally created bento instance specified through the property.
bento.skip.start boolean Skips starting the bento instance. Must be used in conjunction with an externally created and started bento instance specified through the property.
bento.skip.stop boolean Skips stopping the bento instance.
bento.skip.rm boolean Skips deleting the bento instance.
bento.conf.dir string Directory to place configuration files in. Defaults to the test-classes so that configuration files are on the classpath.
bento.venv string Python venv root to install the bento cluster to. If not specified, a random name will be generated.
bento.platform string The version of the hadoop/hbase stack to run in the bento cluster.
bento.pypi.repository string Pypi repository to install kiji-bento-cluster from.
bento.timeout.start long Amount of time to wait for the bento cluster to start.
bento.timeout.stop long Amount of time to wait for the bento cluster to stop.
bento.timeout.interval long Interval at which to poll the bento cluster's status when starting or stopping it.

These properties can be specified on the command line by placing a -D in front of the property name and adding a = followed by its value:

mvn clean verify"property value" ...


This section of the README's code/examples may reference names in between < and >. These names (including the < and >) represent portions for the user to provide.


To build and test packaging and deploying bento-cluster we recommend using pypi-server. Pypi-server can also be used to test changes to bento-cluster in bento-maven-plugin by deploying the new bento-cluster to the local pypi-server and setting the -D bento.pypi.repository=http://localhost:8080/simple flag when running integration tests with maven.

To install pypi-server:

pip3 install pypiserver

# For upload access control, you will need the 'htpasswd' command:
pip3 install passlib
aptitude install apache2-utils

# If you plan on using authbind (see below).
aptitude install authbind

Create a username and password and password to authenticate with (this is required right now due to a bug in pypi-server):

htpasswd /<path-to-pypi-server-config>/pypi.htpasswd ${HTPASSWD_LOGIN}

# You will be prompted for the password to assign to the specified username

Create a ~/.pypirc file :

index-servers =

username: <htpasswd-login>
password: <htpasswd-password>
repository: http://localhost:8080/simple

And start it with:

pypi-server \
    --port=8080 \
    --passwords=/path-to-pypi-server-config/pypi.htpasswd \