Help deploying a jar artifact ti gitlab's maven repo

Hello everyone,

I need some assisstance deploying a JAR file to my projects maven repository.
I am running a clojure app, and have a rebuilt jar file that I wish to deploy as is, I tried following several guides but still hitting a wall.

Here is my config:
settings.xml:

<settings xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/SETTINGS/1.0.0"
  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
  xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/SETTINGS/1.0.0
                      https://maven.apache.org/xsd/settings-1.0.0.xsd">
  <servers>
    <server>
      <id>gitlab-maven</id>
      <configuration>
        <httpHeaders>
          <property>
            <name>Job-Token</name>
            <value>${env.CI_JOB_TOKEN}</value>
          </property>
        </httpHeaders>
      </configuration>
    </server>
  </servers>
</settings>

pom.xml:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<project xmlns="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="http://maven.apache.org/POM/4.0.0 http://maven.apache.org/xsd/maven-4.0.0.xsd">
  <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>
  <groupId>ID</groupId>
  <artifactId>ID</artifactId>
  <version>1.0.0-SNAPSHOT</version>
  <name>NAME</name>
  <dependencies>
    <dependency>
        <groupId>org.apache.httpcomponents</groupId>
        <artifactId>httpclient</artifactId>
        <version>4.5.9</version>
    </dependency>
  </dependencies>
  <build>
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.httpcomponents</groupId>
        <artifactId>httpclient</artifactId>
        <version>4.5.9</version>
      </plugin>
    </plugins>
  </build>
  <repositories>
    <repository>
      <id>gitlab-maven</id>
      <url>https://gitlab.com/api/v4/groups/xxxxxxx/-/packages/maven</url>
    </repository>
  </repositories>
  <distributionManagement>
    <repository>
      <id>gitlab-maven</id>
      <url>https://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/xxxxxxx/packages/maven</url>
    </repository>
    <snapshotRepository>
      <id>gitlab-maven</id>
      <url>https://gitlab.com/api/v4/projects/xxxxxxx/packages/maven</url>
    </snapshotRepository>
  </distributionManagement>
</project>

.gitlab-ci.yaml job config:

deploy-jar:
  stage: deploy-jar
  image: maven:3.3.9-jdk-8
  dependencies:
    - build-jar
  script:
    - mvn deploy:deploy-file \
      -Durl=https://gitlab.com/api/v4/groups/xxxxxx/-/packages/maven/ \
      -DrepositoryId=gitlab-maven \
      -Dfile=target/jar/ID-1.0.0-SNAPSHOT.jar \
      -DgroupId=ID \
      -DartifactId=ID \
      -Dversion=1.0.0-SNAPSHOT \
      -Dpackaging=jar \
      -DgeneratePom=true

I am getting the following error:

Downloaded: https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2/org/codehaus/mojo/maven-metadata.xml (20 KB at 256.3 KB/sec)
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] BUILD FAILURE
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[INFO] Total time: 3.896 s
[INFO] Finished at: 2019-08-19T05:27:37+00:00
[INFO] Final Memory: 11M/56M
[INFO] ------------------------------------------------------------------------
[ERROR] No plugin found for prefix ' -Durl=https' in the current project and in the plugin groups [org.apache.maven.plugins, org.codehaus.mojo] available from the repositories [local (/root/.m2/repository), central (https://repo.maven.apache.org/maven2)] -> [Help 1]

this came after several failed attempts, making me feel like I have a fundamentally wrong approach.
Any help is appreciated.

Many thanks,
MM

Looks like you are missing the maven deploy or release plugins from your POM.