2023 Release Notes

Summary of Major Changes in 2023

The following table lists major changes in 2023 that should be considered when upgrading to a new version. Select a release for more information.

ReleaseRelease DateMajor Changes
3.54.0 - 3.54.1

May 22, 2023 (3.54.1)

May 18, 2023 (3.54.0)

Sonatype Nexus Repository 3.54.0 was never officially released and was found to contain a bug that we fixed in 3.54.1. Please use 3.54.1 and do not upgrade to 3.54.0. See the bugs section for full details.

  • Refreshed outreach page
  • Export unused assets
  • Renamed IQ Server- and Firewall-related capabilities
  • Bug fixes 
3.53.0 - 3.53.1

May 12, 2023 (3.53.1)

May 2, 2023 (3.53.0)

There is a known issue in Sonatype Nexus Repository 3.53.0 impacting those using community or custom plugins. These plugins will not load from the typical install directory and, in some cases, this may prevent Sonatype Nexus Repository from starting.

If you are using community or custom plugins and wish to upgrade, remove the plugin before doing so. Otherwise, wait to upgrade until we release a fix for this issue.

If you are not using community or custom plugins, there is no impact.


Sonatype Nexus Repository 3.53.1 includes critical bug fixes impacting those using RubyGems who upgraded to Sonatype Nexus Repository 3.53.0.


  • Change in Database Property Evaluation Priority when Using PostgreSQL
    • Order of priority reversed
    • System Properties and Environment Variables no longer written to file
    • All required configurations must be provided through the same mechanism
  • Fix for RubyGems dependency API deprecation
    • If you are using RubyGems, you must upgrade to Sonatype Nexus Repository 3.53.0 by May 10 to avoid encountering errors caused by the dependency API deprecation

  • IQ Server configuration in API page becomes Sonatype Repository Firewall configuration; the API URL is not affected and remains the same
  • IQ Policy Violation column that appears when browsing repositories becomes Firewall Report
  • Upgraded org.apache.karaf.jaas:org.apache.karaf.jaas.modules package from 4.3.6 to 4.3.9
3.52.0April 18, 2023
  • Various bug fixes
3.51.0April 4, 2023
  • Automatically Rebuild Search Indexes for New High Availability (HA) Deployments
  • Various bug fixes
3.50.0March 27, 2023
  • High Availability for PostgreSQL deployments
  • Conan revisions support for hosted repositories on PostgreSQL and H2 deployments
3.49.0March 6, 2023
  • The Admin - Cleanup unused asset blobs task now uses batch delete by default.

  • This release primarily focuses on improving Sonatype Nexus Repository quality by resolving bugs. 

3.48.0February 27, 2023
  • Content Replication - In this release, we introduce a simpler, more straightforward way to make your artifacts readily available across distributed teams: content replication. With content replication, you can manage what binaries are copied from one instance and pre-emptively pulled via HTTP to other instances.
  • Pagination performance improvements for NuGet v2 repositories on deployments using a PostgreSQL database.
  • Upgrade Impact - If you are using an H2 or PostgreSQL database, you will need to run a task for each Apt, Helm, and Yum repository that existed before upgrading to 3.48.0 in order to rebuild their metadata:

    • Apt - Rebuild Apt metadata for each Apt repository
    • Helm - Rebuild Helm metadata for each Helm repository
    • Repair - Rebuild Yum rebuild metadata (repodata) for each Yum repository
3.47.0 - 3.47.1

February 9, 2023 (3.47.1)

February 7, 2023 (3.47.0)

Release 3.47.1 fixes an issue that was causing missing blob exceptions for those upgrading to 3.47.0. If you have not upgraded to 3.47.0, upgrade to 3.47.1 instead. If you have already upgraded to 3.47.0, upgrade to 3.47.1 as soon as possible.

  • Nexus Repository now migrates multiple deletion index files for those migrating to a SQL database
  • Bug fixes

January 30, 2023

  • Removed Space Remaining Soft Quota Option for Cloud Blob Stores
  • Bug fixes