# Contrast Maven plugin

Maven is a build tool that utilizes pom.xml files to configure your applications. It's used to build, package and test Java applications.

The Contrast Maven plugin works with the Spring Boot plugin and is used to integrate the Contrast JAR with your build. It can authenticate a user to Contrast, download the latest Java agent and verify your build.

For best results, use the latest version of the Contrast Maven plugin.

Reference the Contrast Maven Plugin README.md for information on:

• Usage

• Goals

• Configuration

• Option details

• Building

### Note

There may be other options for installing the Java agent with Maven. See full list of integrations that work with Contrast.