Repository Management with Nexus

7.3. Establishing Trust

The servers publishing as well as subscribing to events identify themselves with their Public Key. This key has to be registered with the other servers in the Trusted Certificates section of the Smart Proxy configuration screen.

To configure two Nexus repository servers as trusted Smart Proxies, you copy the Public Key from the certificate of the other server in the Trusted Certificates configuration section by adding a new trusted certificate with a meaningful description as displayed in Figure 7.2, “Copying a Certificate” and Figure 7.3, “Adding a Trusted Certificate”.

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Figure 7.2. Copying a Certificate


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Figure 7.3. Adding a Trusted Certificate


All the key generation and certificates related to the trust management is handled by Nexus itself and no external configuration or usage of external keys is necessary or possible.