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Support Tools for Nexus Repository 2

Nexus Repository 2

Support Tools provides a collection of useful information for monitoring and analyzing your Nexus Repository Manager installation. You can access the Support Tools in the Administration submenu of the main menu.

System Information

The System Information tab displays a large number of configuration details related to:


details about the versions of Nexus Repository Manager and the installed plugins, install and work directory location, application host and port and a number of other properties

Java Virtual Machine

all system properties, like and, as recognized by the JVM running the repository manager

Operating System

including environment variables like JAVA_HOME or PATH as well as details about the runtime in terms of processor, memory and threads, network connectors and storage file stores

You can copy a subsection of the text from the panel, use the Download button to get a text file or use the Print button to produce a document.

Support Zip

The Support ZIP tab allows you to create a zip archive file that you can submit to Sonatype support via email or a support ticket. The checkboxes in Contents and Options allow you to control the content of the archive.

You can include System Information as available in the System Information tab, a Thread Dump of the JVM currently running the repository manager, your general Configuration as well as your Security Configuration, the logs and a Metrics file with network and request-related information.

The options allow you to limit the size of the included files as well as the overall file size. Pressing the Create button with gather all files and create the archive in sonatype-work/nexus/support and open a dialog to download the file to your workstation.

Working with Your User Profile

As a logged-in user, you can click on your user name in the top right-hand corner of the user interface to expose a drop-down with an option to Logout as well as to access your user Profile. Once you have selected to display your profile, you will get access to the Summary section of the Profile tab as displayed in Figure 5.29, “Summary Section of the Profile Tab”.


Figure 5.29. Summary Section of the Profile Tab

The Summary section allows you to edit your First Name, Last Name and Email directly in the form.

Changing Your Password

In addition to changing your name and email, the user profile allows you to change your password by clicking on the Change Password text. The dialog displayed in Figure 5.30, “Changing Your Password” will be displayed and allow you to supply your current password, and choose a new password. When you click on Change Password, your password will be changed.


Figure 5.30. Changing Your Password

The password change feature only works with the built-in XML Realm security realm. If you are using a different security realm like LDAP or Crowd, this option will not be visible.

Additional User Profile Tabs

The Profile tab can be used by other plugins and features to change or access user specific data and functionality. One such use case is the User Token access documented in Security Setup with User Tokens.