Repository Manager Feature Matrix
The table below outlines Nexus Repository features as well as which versions (2 or 3) and solutions (OSS or Pro license) you need to access these features.
Whether you're looking to upgrade, curious about a specific format, or just simply want a bird's-eye view of features, check back often as we update this table whenever new features are released.
If you are an existing Nexus Repository 2 user and are looking to understand the equivalent feature in Nexus Repository 3, you can also check out our Nexus Repository 2 to 3 Feature Equivalency topic.
Accessibility Note: Unsupported items are represented with a red x "(error)" icon; supported items are represented with a green "(tick)" icon.
|Feature||2 OSS||2 Pro||3 OSS||3 Pro|
|Git Large File Storage (LFS)|
|OBR||See Below||See Below|
|Change Repository Blob Store|
|Custom Access Controls|
(Used Custom Metadata Instead)
Content Replication NEW IN 3.48.0
(Smart Proxy Only)
|Deployment to Group Repositories|
High Availability Deployment Options NEW IN 3.50.0
|Legacy High Availability Only|
|Import External FIles|
|Improved Backup & Restore|
|Remote Auth Token (RUT)|
|Repository Health Check*|
|Repository Health Check Detailed Report*|
|Repo Targets / Content Selectors|
|Staging & Build Promotion|
|Support||Community Only||Enterprise-level and Community||Community Only||Enterprise-level and Community|
|Upload Third-Party Artifacts via UI||Limited||Limited|
|User Token Support|
* As of release 3.55.0, those who have enabled IQ Server under Administration → IQ Server and have Sonatype Repository Firewall as a feature on that IQ Server instance will not see Repository Health Check in their Sonatype Nexus Repository instance. Firewall is a much more fully featured tool for identifying security risks in your repositories. Learn more about Sonatype Repository Firewall on sonatype.com.
If you have questions about a specific feature, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aim to provide support for every format available. However, we also have to prioritize according to the needs of our customers. If you want to see OBR supported, check out the Nexus Repository JIRA project and add a comment with your support.
The Custom Metadata feature has been replaced with the new component tagging feature.
There are are number of plugins available for Nexus Repository 3, and more coming all the time. View the entire list of plugins at Nexus Exchange. If you’ve created a Nexus Repository plugin, reach out to our Community Advocate, and we’ll help you through the process of getting it out to other Nexus Repository users.