Atlassian’s Crowd is a single sign-on and identity management product that many organizations use to consolidate user accounts and control which users and groups have access to which applications. Nexus Professional contains an optional security plugin that allows you to configure Nexus to authenticate against an Atlassian Crowd instance. This blog post dives into the details of Nexus Pro’s Crowd support, and provides some first steps to configuring your Nexus Pro instance to authenticate against your Crowd server.
Luke Kanies, the creator of Puppet, commented in his last entry about Open Source business models, specifically the idea of an Open Core and what that means. As an Open Source company do you have an open version of your product that’s crippled? Or do you an open version of your product that is truly useful? This was the crux of the questions I asked all the Sonatype CEO candidates, and this turned out to be the reason it took me almost 8 months interviewing 17 candidates to ferret out the right person. It was a grueling process finding Mark de Visser but I was adamant and our VCs, Hummer Winblad & Morgenthaler, were very patient and let me take my time to find the exact right match. I got pretty ornery at one point &emdash; I thought I would never find the right person in Silly Valley. Continue reading
Last week, I released an open-source plugin for Sonatype Nexus which integrates Atlassian’s Crowd identity management server. You can read the installation instructions on docs.sonatype.org, but in this blog post I wanted to write a bit about Crowd itself and my objectives for the plugin. Read on to learn about Atlassian’s Crowd and how you can use it with Nexus. Continue reading