This is a big release. We're announcing the immediate availability of Nexus 2.1, the first minor version update since the Nexus 2.0 release earlier this year. This simultaneous release of both Nexus Open Source and Nexus Professional caps off months of effort to implement two major features in Nexus Professional:
- User Tokens - Developers who need to authenticate against a Nexus server can now make use of user tokens. This is a pair of authentication keys which can be used in your settings in lieu of storing a plaintext password. Storing a plaintext password in a build has always been a bad idea, and this new version of Nexus lets you access Nexus securely.
- Advanced Staging Capabilities - Our Engineering team upgraded one of the most popular features of Nexus, the Staging capability. With this newly improved staging subsystem your staged releases now benefit from a range of advanced features, such as atomic deployments and closer integration with Nexus REST services. This feature is an implement in Nexus Professional as a Maven Staging plugin.
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Evaluating Nexus Professional just got a whole lot easier
If you are evaluating Nexus Pro, you'll benefit from an easy to use installer, which was designed to automate the installation, configuration and set of Nexus on Windows, OSX and Linux. With this new installer, users are able to customize where Nexus will be installed and what port Nexus will be configured to listen on. This installer will even automate the setup and configuration of a set of simple evaluation projects. It has never been easier to get started with your Nexus Professional evaluation. Download a Nexus Professional trial and get started.
Nexus OSS 2.1 - Security and Bug Fixes You Need
Nexus OSS 2.1 has approximately 102 bug fixes - everything from an upgrade to Jetty 8 to security fixes. Nexus OSS 2.1 is faster, more secure, and more stable thanks in large part to our Insight product. Engineering ran the Insight report against our own software and identified some critical security bugs. If you are using a previous version of Nexus 2.0 (or if you are using an earlier version of Nexus 1.x) there is no good reason not to upgrade immediately.
Go download Nexus OSS 2.1 and start your upgrade.