Repository Management with Nexus
20.1. Installing Additional Plugins
Optional plugins supplied by Sonatype can be found in the directory $NEXUS_HOME/nexus/WEB-INF/optional-plugins. To install any of these simply copy the folder containing the desired plugin into $NEXUS_HOME/nexus/WEB-INF/plugin-repository.
When updating Nexus you will have to redo the install of any optinal plugins using the newest version shipping with the download of the new Nexus version. Any configuration of the plugin will be preserved from one version to the other.
Plugins supplied by third parties like the Nexus Yum Plugin and others, are installed by copying the folder with the plugin code into sonatype-work/nexus/plugin-repository.
After a restart of Nexus the new plugins will be active and ready to use. Upgrades are done by simply copying over the newer plugin and removing the older one.
Plugins can be removed by deleting the respective folder in the plugin-repository and restarting Nexus.