Use HTTPS to access Maven Central (

Maven Central now supports access via HTTPS. Gradle should, by default, access Maven Central over https (as opposed to HTTP as it does today). Please see for the announcement and details. The only change necessary is to change “” to “

we have that on the todo list. we already moved the defaults for jcenter to use https which is a superset of mavencentral.

cheers, rené

We’ve made this change for 2.1.