Default Setting Changes in NXRM 3.17.0 Release

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As part of the 3.17.0 release, we’ve made a few changes to help administrators of new Nexus Repository Manager instances start out on the right foot.

New instances will now generate a random password and save it to the data (e.g. sonatype-work/nexus3) directory, which is a significant change. This will ensure that the first user to access the instance as admin is the instance owner.

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After retrieving the password from the file and logging in, the administrator will then be presented with a new on-boarding workflow which will assist them in changing the password.

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Additionally, the administrator will be prompted to choose whether anonymous access should be enabled.

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For users who wish to deploy instances programmatically, we’ve also added a new REST API endpoint which can be used to set a user’s password. This endpoint could be used by a script to change the admin users password after reading the generated one from the file.

The new admin default settings for Nexus Repository Manager delivers enhanced safety for a secure, single source of truth to store and manage binaries and build artifacts.