To create a Maven repository using Nexus, download Nexus and follow the instructions on Nexus’ Installation page to install and start it.
To create your own repository using Nexus, follow these steps:
Open your web browser; navigate to your Nexus repository server (e.g., http://localhost:8081/nexus) and log in. The default user name is
Click on Repositories and navigate to Add… → Hosted Repository.
To learn more about each type of Nexus repository, read Sonatype’s Managing Repositories guide.
Enter repository properties appropriate for the type of artifacts it will hold. If you’re installing release version artifacts into the repository, specify Release as the repository policy. Below are example repository property values:
- Repository ID: liferay-releases
- Repository Name: Liferay Release Repository
- Provider: Maven2
- Repository Policy: Release
To create a snapshot repository, choose Snapshot for the Repository Policy and update the ID and name accordingly.
Voila! You’ve created a repository for your Liferay releases (i.e.,
liferay-releases) and/or Liferay snapshots (i.e.,
learn how to deploy your Liferay Maven artifacts to a Nexus repository, see the
Deploying Liferay Maven Artifacts to a Repository
See the Configuring Local Maven Settings to Access Repositories to configure your new repository servers in your Maven settings to install artifacts to them.