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Nexus Repository OSS

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12/24/2017.

Free open source version of popular Nexus Repository for binary artifacts including first class Nuget support.
Free OSS version supports advanced access control (groups, roles), LDAP and per-user api keys.
Nexus product does not have a built-in web gallery for components.

To install Nexus Repository OSS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install nexus-repository --version

To upgrade Nexus Repository OSS, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade nexus-repository --version


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $packageid = "nexus-repository"
    $version = '3.6.0-02'
    $url = "$"
    $checksum = 'ED1D124EABC257664584ACE3A8FCC4BE7BB9D9C7'
    $checksumtype = 'SHA1'
    $silentargs = "-q -console -dir `"$installfolder`""
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $packageName= 'nexus-repository'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $OSBits = Get-ProcessorBits
    If (!(Get-ProcessorBits -eq 64))
      Throw "Sonatype Nexus Repository 3.0 and greater only supports 64-bit Windows."
    $nexusversionedfolder = "nexus-$version"
    $TargetFolder = "$env:programdata\nexus"
    $TargetDataFolder = "$env:programdata\sonatype-work"
    $ExtractFolder = "$env:temp\NexusExtract"
    $NexusWorkFolder = "$env:programdata\nexus\sonatype-work"
    $servicename = 'nexus'
    If (Test-Path "$env:ProgramFiles\nexus\bin")
      Throw "Previous version of Nexus 3 installed by setup.exe is present, please uninstall before running this package."
    If ([bool](Get-Service $servicename -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue))
      Write-Warning "Nexus web app is already present, shutting it down so that we can upgrade it."
      Stop-Service $servicename -force
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName $packageName -unziplocation "$ExtractFolder" -url $url -checksum $checksum -checksumtype $checksumtype -url64 $url -checksum64 $checksum -checksumtype64 $checksumtype
    Copy-Item "$ExtractFolder\$nexusversionedfolder" "$TargetFolder" -Force -Recurse
    If (!(Test-Path "$env:programdata\sonatype-work"))
      Move-Item "$extractfolder\sonatype-work" "$env:programdata\sonatype-work"
      Write-Warning "`"$env:programdata\sonatype-work`" already exists, not overwriting, residual data from previous installs will not be reset."
    Remove-Item "$ExtractFolder" -Force -Recurse
    Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -ExeToRun "$TargetFolder\bin\nexus.exe" -Statements "/install $servicename" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
    #Install-ChocolateyEnvironmentVariable 'PLEXUS_NEXUS_WORK' "$NexusWorkFolder"
    $service = Start-Service $servicename -PassThru
    Write-Host "Waiting for Nexus service to be completely ready"
    $Service.WaitForStatus('Running', '00:02:00')
    If ($Service.Status -ine 'Running') 
      Write-Warning "The Nexus Repository service ($servicename) did not start."
      #Even though windows reports service is ready - web url will not respond until Nexus is actually ready to serve content
      Start-Sleep 120
    Write-Warning "`r`n"
    Write-Warning "*******************************************************************************************"
    Write-Warning "*"
    Write-Warning "*  You MAY receive the error 'localhost refused to connect.' until Nexus is fully started."
    Write-Warning "*"
    Write-Warning "*  You can manage the repository by visiting http://localhost:8081"
    Write-Warning "*  The default user is 'admin' with password 'admin123'"
    Write-Warning "*  Nexus availability is controlled via the service `"$servicename`""
    Write-Warning "*  Use the following command to open port 8081 for access from off this machine (one line):"
    Write-Warning "*   netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name=`"Nexus Repository`" dir=in action=allow "
    Write-Warning "*   protocol=TCP localport=8081"
    Write-Warning "*******************************************************************************************"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $packageName= 'nexus-repository'
    $servicename = 'nexus'
    $installfolder = "$env:programdata\Nexus"
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    If (Test-Path "$installfolder\bin\nexus.exe")
      Stop-Service nexus -force
      Start-ChocolateyProcessAsAdmin -ExeToRun "$installfolder\bin\nexus.exe" -Statements "/uninstall $servicename" -validExitCodes $validExitCodes
      Remove-item  "$installfolder" -recurse -force
      Write-warning "It appears that the uninstall may have been run outside of chocolatey, skipping..."

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Sonatype




Release Notes
- improved service startup checking
- cleaner uninstall
Nexus no longer provided a setup.exe for installing Nexus Repository 3.x on Windows.
If you previously installed with a package that used the setup.exe, you must manually uninstall it first. (you can use chocolatey uninstall if installed by chocolatey)
Once you are on or later, upgrades will work smoothly.

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Nexus Repository OSS 236 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 approved
Nexus Repository OSS 181 Friday, March 23, 2018 approved
Nexus Repository OSS 160 Saturday, March 10, 2018 approved
Nexus Repository OSS 142 Thursday, February 22, 2018 approved
Nexus Repository OSS 246 Friday, December 29, 2017 approved
Nexus Repository OSS 260 Thursday, November 2, 2017 approved
Nexus Repository OSS 268 Saturday, September 23, 2017 approved
Nexus Repository OSS 414 Tuesday, June 27, 2017 approved
Nexus Repository OSS 658 Saturday, September 24, 2016 approved
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