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The table below provides detail for the various the complete range of Repository Manager features, as well as the corresponding solution (license) that provides access to them. Whether you're looking to upgrade, curious about a specific format, or just simply want a bird's-eye view of features, check back often as we update this table whenever new features are released. If you are an existing user of Nexus Repository Manager 2.x and are looking to understand the equivalent feature in 3.x, check out our Feature Equivalency article

Feature2 OSS2 Pro3 OSS3 Pro
Bower (error)(error) (thumbs up)(thumbs up)
Docker (error)(error) (thumbs up) (thumbs up) 
Git Large File Storage (LFS) (error)(error) (thumbs up)(thumbs up)
Maven(thumbs up)
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npm limited limited(thumbs up)
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NuGet(thumbs up)
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OBR(error) (thumbs up)
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P2(error) (thumbs up)
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PyPI(error) (error) (thumbs up)
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RubyGems(thumbs up)(thumbs up)(thumbs up)
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YUM(thumbs up)
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Smart Proxy(error) (thumbs up)
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Upgrading 2x to 3x(error)  (error) (thumbs up)(thumbs up)

Unlimited Deployment

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Component Searchlimited(thumbs up)
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Upload Third Party Artifacts via UIlimited limited  See Below See Below
RHC(thumbs up)
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Custom Metadata(error) (thumbs up)
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Improved Backup & Restore(error) (error) (thumbs up)
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Provisioning API(error) (error) (thumbs up)
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REST(thumbs up)
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Plugins(thumbs up)
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Open Source Integration(thumbs up)
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Auth Token Support(error) (thumbs up)
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Custom Access Controls(thumbs up)
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Repo Targets / Content Selectors(thumbs up)
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Enterprise LDAP(thumbs up)(thumbs up)
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Crowd(error) (thumbs up)
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Staging & Build Promotion(error) (thumbs up)
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Community Support(thumbs up)
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Enterprise Support(error) (thumbs up)
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If you have questions about a specific feature, contact nexus-feedback@sonatype.com.

YUM 

As of 3.5 NXRM3 has support for Yum proxy repositories. Support for hosted and group repositories are at the top of our priority list. If there's anything you'd like to see specific to a revamped YUM hosted solution, feel free to let us know by commenting on the JIRA ticket requesting support.

OBR 

We aim to provide support for every format available. However, we also have to prioritize according to the needs of our customers. If you want to see OBR supported, check out the Nexus Repository Manager JIRA project and add a comment with your support.

P2 

Like OBR, we plan to support P2, and really any format. However, because we prioritize based on feedback from our users, this one’s a little further down the list. If you want to see P2 supported, check out the Nexus Repository Manager Public JIRA project and add a comment with your support.

Smart Proxy 

In an upcoming version of Nexus Repository Manager Pro we’ll be introducing Component Fabric, a distributed replication approach that provides simplified configuration and management of distributed repository managers, all while automatically replicating relevant data. A series of Component Fabric feature releases will be arrive throughout 2017. Until then feel free to download the whitepaper to learn more.

Upload Third Party Artifacts via UI

Previous support for upload of third party artifacts via the Nexus Repository Manager 2.x UI was limited. We’re looking to expand that, making sure there is both a user interface upload and a defined REST endpoint for uploading artifacts. At this time we don’t have a specific date, but this one is near the top and will be included in our planning to work on in 2017. Let us know what you would like to see by commenting on the public story for this feature.

Custom Metadata

Currently, this feature is a bit further down the list. If this is something your team needs, let us know by commenting on the story via the public, Nexus Repository Manager JIRA project.

REST 

The rumors of a REST-less Nexus Repository Manager aren’t completely accurate. In fact, our new Provisioning API powered by Groovy scripts provide a better mechanism for achieving the most common use case for REST -- automated provisioning of a system and/or onboarding new projects.  However, we are planning to deliver REST endpoints in 2017, beginning with the most frequently requested use cases. Let us know what you are looking for via our public JIRA project.

Plugins 

We love your plugins, and the Nexus Repository user community has already started to develop some. In fact, there’s already an open source implementation of the apt format. If you’ve created a Nexus Repository Manager plugin, reach out to our Community Advocate, and we’ll help you through the process of getting it out to other Nexus Repository users. View the entire list of plugins at Nexus Exchange.

Stage & Build Promotion 

We totally understand how much you loved the staging and promotion features in Nexus Repository Manager 2, and for a number of our users, we know it’s the stopping point for moving completely off of Nexus Repository Manager 2 to 3. However, like all Nexus Repository Manager 3 features, we don’t simply want to port the functionality from the previous version. In fact, this time we are taking a completely different approach. Because the deployment and delivery landscape has changed since we developed staging and promotion, we want to make sure it supports a modern supply chain with a full range of completely flexible and performant features. Until then, why not reach out and let us know what you’d like to see, maybe tell us what types of tools you’d like to see it integrated with.



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