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Nexus Repository - Puppet Module

Install and configure Sonatype Nexus.


Version latest was released January 25, 2017

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Basic usage

Sonatype Nexus Puppet module

Install and configure Sonatype Nexus.


  • maestrodev/wget
  • puppetlabs/stdlib


The following is a basic role class for building a nexus host. Adjust accordingly as needed.NOTE: you must pass version to Class['nexus']. This is needed for the download link and determining the name of the nexus directory.

class role_nexus_server {

  # puppetlabs-java
  # NOTE: Nexus requires
  class{ '::java': }

  class{ '::nexus':
    version    => '2.8.0',
    revision   => '05',
    nexus_root => '/srv', # All directories and files will be relative to this

  Class['::java'] ->

NOTE: If you wish to deploy a Nexus Pro server instead of Nexus OSS set deploy_pro => true

Usage(draft): Nexus 3 support

class role_nexus_server {

  class{ '::nexus':
    version               => '3.0.0',
    revision              => '03',
    download_site         => '',
    nexus_type            => 'unix',
    nexus_work_dir_manage => false


NOTE: If you wish to use Nexus 3, nexus_work_dir_manage need to be set to false because this module support only Nexus 3 installation

Nginx proxy

The following is setup for using the jfryman/puppet-nginx module. Nexus does not adequately support HTTP and HTTPS simultaneously. Below forces all connections to HTTPS. Be sure to login after the app is up and head to Administration -> Server. Change the base URL to "https" and check "Force Base URL". The application will be available at:https://${::fqdn}/nexus/

 class{ '::nginx': }

  file { '/etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf':
    ensure => absent,
    require => Class['::nginx::package'],
    notify => Class['::nginx::service']

  nginx::resource::vhost { 'nexus':
    ensure            => present,
    www_root          => '/usr/share/nginx/html',
    rewrite_to_https  => true,
    ssl               => true,
    ssl_cert          => '/etc/pki/tls/certs/server.crt',
    ssl_key           => '/etc/pki/tls/private/server.key',

  nginx::resource::location { 'nexus':
    ensure    => present,
    location  => '/nexus',
    vhost     => 'nexus',
    proxy     => "http://${nexus_host}:${nexus_port}/nexus",
    ssl       => true,


  • Find a way to not require a version to be passed to Class['nexus']


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