Repository Management with Nexus
All plugins supplied by Sonatype are installed as part of the default
configuration and can be found in
$NEXUS_HOME/nexus/WEB-INF/plugin-repository. Most plugins are
enabled by default.
Some plugins expose a capability as documented in Section 6.6, “Accessing and Configuring Capabilities” and can therefore be enabled, disabled and otherwise configured in the capability administration. The branding plugin or the outreach plugin are examples of plugins exposing capabilities.
Prior to Nexus 2.7 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
redo the install of any optional 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 or authored by yourself are
installed by copying the folder with the plugin code into
sonatype-work/nexus/plugin-repository or extracting the plugin
bundle zip file in that folder.
After a restart of Nexus the new plugins will be active and ready to use. Upgrades are done by shutting down Nexus, copying the newer plugin into the folder, removing the older one and restarting Nexus.
Capability based plugins can be disabled in the capability administration. Otherwise plugins can be removed by deleting the respective folder in the plugin-repository and restarting Nexus.