Using the crx:crx goal

Given the following project directory structure placing the source artifacts from the sample Hello World project on the Google Chrome Extensions developer web site into the src/main/chrome sub-directory:

HelloWorld
+- pom.xml
+- src
|  +- main
|     +- chrome
|        +- manifest.json
|        +- icon.png
|        +- popup.html
|        +- popup.json
+- target
   +- HelloWorld-1.0.0-SNAPSHOT.crx

Create the following pom.xml in the root folder of the project:

<project>
  ...
  <groupId>com.btmatthews.crx</groupId>
  <artifactId>HelloWord</artifactId>
  <version>1.0.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
  ...
  <build>
    <plugins>
      ...
      <plugin>
        <groupId>com.btmatthews.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>crx-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>1.2.1</version>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
  </build>
  ...
</project>

Then executing mvn crx:crx will produce HelloWorld-1.0.0-SNAPSHOT.crx in the target folder.

mvn -DcrxPEMFile=~/crx.pem -DcrxPEMPassword=SparkleAndFade crx:crx