Post Install Checklist

Nexus Repository Manager Pro and Nexus Repository Manager OSS ship with some default passwords and settings for repository indexing that need to be changed for your installation to be useful (and secure). After installing and running the repository manager, you need to make sure that you complete the following tasks:

Step 1: Change the Administrative Password and Email Address

The administrative password defaults to admin123. The first thing you should do to your new installation is change this password. To change the administrative password, login as admin with the password admin123, and click on Change Password under the Security menu in the left-hand side of the browser window. For more detailed instructions, see Working with Your User Profile.

Step 2: Configure the SMTP Settings

The repository manager can send username and password recovery emails. To enable this feature, you will need to configure a SMTP Host and Port as well as any necessary authentication parameters that the repository manager needs to connect to the mail server.

Step 3: Configure Default HTTP and HTTPS Proxy Settings

In many deployments the internet, and therefore any remote repositories that the repository manager needs to proxy, can only be reached via a HTTP or HTTPS proxy server internal to the deployment company. In these cases the connection details to that proxy server need to be configured in order for the repository manager to be able to proxy remote repositories at all.

Step 4: Setup a Backup procedure for your server

Read and utilize Backup and Restore.  Things happen and it is always advisable to backup your configurations and data on a scheduled basis.