Chapter 24. Configuring Secure Socket Layer SSL

Available in Nexus Repository OSS and Nexus Repository Pro

Using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) communication with the repository manager is an important security feature and a recommended best practice. Secure communication can be inbound or outbound.

Outbound client communication may include integration with

  • a remote proxy repository over HTTPS,
  • SSL/TLS secured servers (e.g. for SMTP/email integration)
  • LDAP servers configured to use LDAPS
  • specialized authentication realms such as the Crowd realm.

Inbound client communication includes

  • web browser HTTPS access to the user interface
  • tool access to repository content
  • and manual or scripted usage of the REST APIs.