Introducing Gemfury for Ruby

Today we’re officially launching Gemfury to finally bring all the conveniences of RubyGems to your private Gems. What started as an internal collection of scripts has finally turned into a “real thing.” We love using it, and hope that you will too.

Gemfury Screenshot

It’s Dropbox for Rubyists

Just as Dropbox helps you organize and access your files via the cloud, Gemfury lets you securely store your private RubyGems and install them anywhere without the hassle of running your own private Gem server.

If you’ve used Ruby, you already know how to use Gemfury. It works just like the RubyGems public server, but for your own custom Gems. Keep using the command-line gem tool for both uploading:

$ gem fury custom-gem-1.2.3.gem Uploading custom-gem-1.2.3.gem - done

…and installing Gems:

$ gem install custom-gem
Successfully installed custom-gem-1.2.3

Bundler integration is just a one-line change to your Gemfile:

source ''
gem 'custom-gem', '1.2.3'

Perfect to use with Heroku or with other cloud platforms!

Gemfury has a lot of other helpful features including account collaboration, command-line tool, mass-upload, quick-index API for Bundler 1.1, compatibility with all Ruby implementations, and morecome give it a spin »


Your Gems are safe! Your RubyGems are protected during deployment by a secret token that’s part of your Gemfury Source URL. As long as you keep this URL secret, only you can access your Gems. All uploads, deployments, and installations are done via SSL.


Gemfury pricing starts at $9/mo. With developers being our target audience, we know that roll-your-own is always an alternative. Saving you hours of tweaking your own Gem server, we think this pricing is appropriate for both organizations and individual developers. Many of our early customers agree.

A few notes

We wanted to thank all of our pre-launch customers for their support - we listened to all of your feedback, and I hope you’re as happy and proud of the outcome as we are. Please keep it coming.

We are thrilled that both the Gemfury product and the Gemfury story are strongly relevant to the Ruby community. In the upcoming weeks, we will use this blog not only to talk about using this service, but also share insights and code that we’ve developed while building it.

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Updated Feb. 21, 2013:
Use the new repository URL in the Gemfile example.

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