Author Archives: Mark Miller

5 Things You Need to Know About Open Source Components


June 4, 2014 By
Mark Miller
Component Vulnerability Stats

You can’t get away from it. Thousands of open source components are being used in every industry, every day, to quickly build and deploy applications. For those not in the security industry, it’s hard to keep track of what is being done in this field to manage and monitor open source usage. This article is the first in a series where we will talk about open source in layman terms, identify how prevalent open source is in the modern development environment and how teams are approaching the management of such a multi-headed hydra.

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Replace plain text username and password with a user token – The Nexus 2 Minute Challenge


June 2, 2014 By
Mark Miller
The Nexus 2 Minute Challenge

In this segment of the Nexus 2 Minute Challenge,  we’re going to look at the Nexus User Token feature. The user token relates to the username and password that is used to connect to Nexus. In this  example, there is a Maven .xml file  where the username and password is in clear text.  This is […]

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The Nexus 2 Minute Challenge Video Series


April 29, 2014 By
Mark Miller
The Nexus 2 Minute Challenge

In March, Manfred Moser and I introduced the concept of a “Nexus 2 Minute Challenge“, where I would ask Manfred to accomplish a specific task in Nexus in less than 2 minutes. The series was an immediate hit with over 1300 views within the first month. Here’s the inaugural video, Enable Component Version Discovery, from […]

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