Repository Management with Nexus


6.7. Customizing the Nexus Application with Branding

The branding plugin is part of Nexus Pro and allows you to customize your Nexus instance by replacing the default Sonatype Nexus logo in the top left-hand corner of the header with an image of your choice.

You can configure it by adding the Branding capabililty as documented in Section 6.6, “Accessing and Configuring Capabilities” and enabling it. By default, the branding plugin will look for the new logo in a file called branding.png in your Nexus data directory’s conf folder. By default, the location is therefore sonatype-work/nexus/conf/branding.png. The new logo needs to be a PNG image. To blend in well in the UI, it is recommended that it is of 60 pixels height and has a transparent background.

If it fails to find a new logo, the plugin will fall back to using the default Sonatype Nexus logo.

Prior to Nexus 2.7, the branding plugin was an optional plugin of Nexus Pro and needed to be installed following the documentation in Section 22.1, “Managing Nexus Plugins”. In this case you needed to add a branding.image.path property to the file in $NEXUS_HOME/conf/: