There are many Maven repository hosts that offer a free service if the project is open source software (OSS) such as Sonatype Nexus and JFrog Bintray.

There are times where privacy is required, such as commercial or experimental code, however the price to host such projects is not viable.

This is a guide to setup Maven public hosting of dependencies from a Dropbox account.

WARNING: This will not make the Maven repository private, but it can only be accessed if the URL is known.

1. Download the Dropbox desktop client.

2. Create a new directory in the Public folder that