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This is a cookbook for installing Sonatype Nexus. It is inspired by RiotGamesCookbooks/nexus-cookbook but attempts to avoid managing things like HTTP proxies and SSL certificates.


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  • node['nexus']['version] - version of nexus to install (2.0.9)
  • node['nexus']['download_url] - url to nexus tarball ({version}-bundle.tar.gz this string is interpolated with the version attribute above)
  • node['nexus']['download_sha256_checksum] - checksum corresponding to the above tarball (default matches 2.0.9 version)
  • node['nexus']['user] - username to run as (nexus)
  • node['nexus']['group] - group to associate user with (nexus)
  • node['nexus']['home] - install path for nexus (/usr/local/nexus)
  • node['nexus']['port] - port for nexus to listen on (8080)
  • node['nexus']['context_path] - URL path where nexus will be served (/nexus')
  • node['nexus']['loopback_only] - controlls whether nexus binds to (false)
  • node['nexus']['work_dir] - file system path for nexus artifacts and other files (/usr/local/nexus/work')


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