Nexus Repository Manager Pro and Nexus Repository Manager OSS provide anonymous access for users who only need to search repositories, browse repositories, and peruse the system feeds. This anonymous access level changes the navigation menu and some of the options available when you right-click on a repository. This read-only access displays the user interface shown in Figure 5.1, “User Interface for Anonymous Users”.
The user interface is used with a web browser and works best with modern browsers. Older versions such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 or earlier are not supported and actively blocked from using the user interface to avoid an unsatisfactory user experience. Internet Explorer 8 works up to Nexus Repository Manager 2.8 and is not supported for newer releases.
The user interface is separated into a number of different sections.
Figure 5.2, “Typical Example User Interface with Repository List and Details” shows a typical user interface appearance with multiple tabs in the main panel. The activated panel Repositories shows a list of repositories with the current selection highlighted. The panels underneath the list show details for the selected list item.
The list header features buttons for various operations as well as an input box that allows you to filter the list by any terms used in any column. Figure 5.3, “Filtering the Repository List to Display Only Snapshot Repositories” shows an example use case where a user typed "snap" in the filter box and the list of repositories only shows snapshot repositories. This filtering works for all columns in a list and can be used in most list displays. For example you can use it to filter the users list to find disabled users, filter the routing list, the roles list and many more.
The column headers in most lists can be clicked to invoke a sorting of the list by the respective column.
A right mouse button click on list items exposes a context sensitive menu of operations in some lists.