Accessing Repositories

You can browse Docker repositories in the user interface and inspect the components and assets and their details as documented in Browsing Repositories and Repository Groups.

When using the docker command line client, or any other tools using the repository manager indirectly, the common structure for commands can be:

docker <command> <nexus-hostname>:<repository-port>/<namespace>/<image>:<tag>
docker search <nexus-hostname>:<repository-port>/<search-term>



a docker command such as push or pull


the IP number or hostname of your repository manager


the port configured as the repository connector for the specific repository or repository group


the optional namespace of the specific image reflecting the owner, if left out this will silently default to /library and utilize Docker Hub


the name of the Docker image


the optional tag of the image, defaulting to latest when omitted


the search term or name of the image to search for

The most important aspects are to know and use the correct hostname for the repository manager and the port for the desired repository or repository group.