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

June 02, 2014 By Mark Miller

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 especially problematic with a single sign on system like LDAP. We want to replace the clear text with an arbitrarily created user token. The challenge? Do this in less than two minutes. Have a look…

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Tags: Nexus Repo Reel, Nexus, user token, plain text, username, password

Written by Mark Miller

Mark Miller serves as the Senior Storyteller and DevOps Advocate at Sonatype. He speaks and writes extensively on DevSecOps and Security, hosting panel discussions, podcasts, and webinars on tools and processes within the Software Supply Chain.