Administrators can access the Marketplace via Administration > Marketplace. The Marketplace is the place for keeping the SonarQube platform up to date. It lets you:
- Installed plugins
- Installed editions (pack of plugins)
- Plugin updates
- Other plugins that are compatible with your version of SonarQube
- New plugins
- New editions (pack of plugins)
- Plugin updates
To use most of these functions (other than listing currently installed plugins), your SonarQube server needs Internet access. Installations require the platform to be restarted before they take effect.
When taking an action in the Markplace (installing, updating or uninstalling a plugin), a yellow area appears at the top of the page showing pending operations that will be executed once SonarQube is restarted. Pending operations can be canceled until the server is restarted.
Using the Marketplace behind a Proxy
Marketplace uses HTTP(S) connections to external servers to provide these services. If SonarQube is located behind a proxy, additional information must be provided in the SONAR_HOME/conf/sonar.properties configuration file:
Note: the same properties can be used in the 'https.' form for HTTPS connections
Restarting SonarQube can be done manually from the command line by running
sonar.sh restart or directly from the UI :
- in the Update Center when you have Pending Changes, the restart button will be displayed in the yellow banner (see Pending Operations)
- in the System Info page at any time
If your server has no access to the internet, then you won't be able to rely on the Marketplace for plugins, and will have to handle plugin installations and upgrades manually.
To know what plugins are available and which version of a plugin is appropriate for your server, use the plugin version matrix, which is kept up to date with plugin availability and compatibility.
To install a plugin, simply download it using the manual download link on the plugin documentation page, place it in [sonarqube-home]/extensions/downloads, and restart the server.