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2024 Release Notes

Summary of Major Changes in 2024

The following table lists major changes in 2024 that should be considered when upgrading to a new version. Select a release for more information.


Release Date

Major Changes


February 6, 2024

  • Improved cleanup performance with SQL-based cleanup for deployments using a PostgreSQL database

  • Retain recent versions when using cleanup policies for Maven or Docker for deployments using a PostgreSQL database

  • Change repository blob store task supports group repositories for those using a PostgreSQL database


    Note that we made many improvements to component search in high availability (HA) environments in this release to make searching and tagging more precise. Due to these changes, the same search query should now return fewer but more precise results.

    For example, a keyword search for "nexus-core" in a database comprising "nexus-core, nexus-main-core, nexus-snapshot" would now only return the first two items whereas, previously, it would return all three.

    Please keep this behavior change in mind when looking at your previously configured search and tagging queries. The bug fixes listed below further explain some changes that we've made. Please also see the HA search differences documentation for full details about how HA search differs from non-HA search.


January 9, 2024

Note: Pre-release binaries for version 3.64.0 were inadvertently made available on some download links pulling the latest Sonatype Nexus Repository version. We then discovered a bug in the 3.64.0-03 binaries causing authentication errors for some SAML implementations. We fixed this bug and have released new binaries.

Please ensure you are using the 3.64.0-04 binaries to get all fixes in this release

  • logback-classic and logback-core updated to 1.2.13

  • upgraded jackson version from 2.15.0 to 2.15.3

  • upgraded snakeyaml version from 2.0 to 2.2

  • upgraded swagger version from 1.6.2 to 1.6.11

  • Multiple bug fixes