The following instructions are for installing Nexus Open Source version 2.9.0 or later as a stand-alone server and integrating it with TeamForge.

Nexus comes bundled with a Jetty instance that listens to all configured IP addresses on a host (0.0.0.0) and runs on port 8081 by default.

Installing Nexus is straightforward. Unzip the Nexus bundle in a directory and start Nexus.

  1. Log on to the Nexus server.
  2. Download the Nexus 2.9.0 or later zip file and unzip the content to a directory of your choice. See Installing Nexus. You can find two directories, a directory that contains Nexus installation files and folders (hereinafter referred to as <nexus-install-directory>) and a Nexus work directory (hereinafter referred to as <nexus-work-directory>).

    <sonatype-work> is the default Nexus work directory. As a notation, <nexus-work-directory> is used in place of <sonatype-work> in this document.

    Make sure you have full access permissions on all Nexus folders.
  3. Open the command prompt and start Nexus.
    • Linux:
      cd <nexus-install-directory>
      

      Add the following token in the <nexus-install-directory>/conf/nexus.properties file and start Nexus:

      nexus.ui.keepAlive=false
      ./bin/nexus start
      
    • Windows:
      cd <nexus-install-directory>
      

      Add the following token in the <nexus-install-directory>\conf\nexus.properties file and start Nexus:

      nexus.ui.keepAlive=false
      \bin\nexus start
      
  4. Verify if Nexus is running by accessing the URL: <nexus host name>:port/nexus/index.html.
  5. Stop Nexus.
    • Linux:
      ./bin/nexus stop
      
    • Windows:
      \bin\nexus stop
      
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