The info.xml file

Use the info.xml file is required for each plug-in. It describes the plug-in and provides release notes to users for each version.

The following code is an example of a simple info.xml file.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
  <author name="IBM UrbanCode">
    <organization>IBM UrbanCode</organization>

  <integration type="Deploy"/>
  <source url=""/>
    <license type="IBM"/>

  <tool-description>Sample plug-in for IBM UrbanCode Deploy</tool-description>
    <link description="Documentation for IBM UrbanCode Deploy" 
  title="IBM Knowledge Center" type="WEBSITE" 
      <release-note plugin-version="2">
Fixed some bugs with the plug-in.
      <release-note plugin-version="1">
Fixed some bugs with the plug-in.
This file contains the following sections:
<author> (required)
This section provides information about the author of the plug-in.
<integration> (required)
This tag specifies the general type of plug-in. For source configuration plug-ins, specify Source. For plug-ins that retrieve artifacts from a repository during a deployment, specify Artifact. For plug-ins that deploy code to a middleware server, specify Deploy. For other automation tasks, specify Automation.
This tag specifies the location of the source code for the plug-in, if that source code is available.
This tag provides a description of the license for the plug-in.
This tag provides information about the software or system that the plug-in integrates with.
This tag provides related links.
This tag provides information about the description of the plug-in on web pages.
The build version of the plug-in, which is not necessarily the same as the version in the plugin.xml file.
<release-notes> (required)
This section includes release notes for the current and previous versions of the plug-in. These versions must match the version in the plugin.xml file.