How to Automate Nexus Repository Manager

Nexus a repository manager that allows you to manage, host your binaries and artifacts. It’s an open-source project that can qualify for a free Professional license. Nexus provides various repository formats such as Apt, Docker, Conan, npm, GO see the full list here. For features and more visit Sonatype homepage.

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Tools* nexus repository manager
* docker
* groovy scripting
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$ vim
#simply add new line below
$ vim
# pulling offical image
FROM sonatype/nexus3
LABEL maintainer=""#copy configuration file to in docker container
COPY nexus-data/etc/
dexter@debian:codebase$ tree
├── Dockerfile
# Let's build the docker image
$ docker build -t automate_nexus .
Sending build context to Docker daemon 105.5kB
Step 1/2 : FROM sonatype/nexus3
---> 57a6261043b9
Step 2/2 : COPY nexus-data/etc/
---> Using cache
---> 07aeb440e707
Successfully built 07aeb440e707
Successfully tagged automate_nexus:latest
#Running on port 8081, container name is nexus
$ docker run --rm -p 8081:8081 --name nexus automate_nexus
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nexus login
-> Change admin password
-> Create new users
-> Create docker repositories: Host, Proxy and Group
-> Add role such as developer, admin etc
-> Create raw repositories
├── configs
│ └──
├── Dockerfile
└── scripts
├── addRole.groovy
├── addUpdateScript.groovy
├── dockerRepositories.groovy
├── rawRepositories.groovy
└── security.groovy
#start docker container
$ docker run --rm -d -p 8081:8081 --name nexus auto
#approximately 1 minutes later nexus server is ready
# then make the provision executable and run it by
$ chmod +x scripts/ && ./provision
debian@debian:~/nexus-automation/scripts$ ./ 
Provisioning Integration API Scripts Starting
Publishing and executing on http://localhost:8081
WARNING: An illegal reflective access operation has occurred
WARNING: Illegal reflective access by org.codehaus.groovy.reflection.CachedClass (file:/usr/share/groovy/lib/groovy-2.4.16.jar) to method
< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Date: Thu, 07 May 2020 11:25:31 GMT
< Server: Nexus/3.22.1-02 (OSS)
< X-Content-Type-Options: nosniff
< Content-Type: application/json
< Content-Length: 44
"name" : "docker",
"result" : "null"
* Connection #0 to host localhost left intact
Successfully executed docker script
Provisioning Scripts Completed
username: test.developer
password: dev456
#For other users name and passwords check security.groovy script
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