Repository Management with Nexus

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Chapter 24. Configuring Nexus for SSL

Using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) communication within Nexus 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.