When you bind an artifact to an application blueprint, you actually bind an artifact specification to a property of an application component, service, or external service in the blueprint.

Log in to Application Services as an application architect.

Verify that you are a member of the appropriate business group.

Verify that a suitable mapping of an artifact specification with an artifact repository instance exists. See Map an Artifact Specification to an Artifact Repository Instance.

Verify that an application and application blueprint exist. See Create an Application and Configure an Application Blueprint.


On the Application Services title bar, click the drop-down menu and select Applications.


Open an application, an application version, and then a blueprint.


Select an existing application component, service, or external service, or add a new one.


Click the Properties tab.


Locate the property to bind to the artifact.

For example, a JAR file has the jar_file property where you can specify a downloadable file URL. Alternatively, you can generate and bind a unique text string as a package name for installing packages from a yum repository.


Click the Edit icon for the property.

The Edit Property dialog box appears.


Select an artifact name from the Blueprint Value drop-down menu labeled bind to an artifact.


Click Save when finished.


Click OK when prompted to save or discard blueprint changes.