Docker login failing with v2/ failed with status: 404 Not Found

I have deployed Nexus repo manager 3 in an EKS cluster.

An AWS network loadbalancer, listening on port 443 forwards traffic to my nexus service. My ingress controller in nginx. My ingress config is

k describe ing ingress-nxrm
Name:             ingress-nxrm
Labels:           <none>
Namespace:        nexusrepo
Ingress Class:    nginx
Default backend:  <default>
  Host                        Path  Backends
  ----                        ----  --------
                              /   nxrm-service:80 (

My nexus service targets port 8081

k describe svc nxrm-service
Name:              nxrm-service
Namespace:         nexusrepo
Labels:            app=nxrm
Annotations:       <none>
Selector:          app=nxrm
Type:              ClusterIP
IP Family Policy:  SingleStack
IP Families:       IPv4
Port:              <unset>  80/TCP
TargetPort:        8081/TCP

In the UI, firstly I have enabled Docker Bearer Token in Realms

Secondly I created a Hosted Docker Repo and configured it as such

When I try to do a docker login, this is what I get

docker login
Username: admin
INFO[0002] Error logging in to endpoint, trying next endpoint  error="login attempt to failed with status: 404 Not Found"
login attempt to failed with status: 404 Not Found

Although I can reach the endpoint

telnet 443
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.

Something I might have missed here ?

I noticed that if I specify the HTTP connector on port 80, I get the error in logs

2023-02-02 15:32:29,146+0000 ERROR [qtp1841338724-78] admin - Could not start connector: DockerConnectorConfiguration{repositoryName=main-docker, scheme=http, port=80} Failed to bind to /
	at org.eclipse.jetty.server.ServerConnector.openAcceptChannel(
Caused by: Permission denied
	at Method)

Remember that on *nix ports lower than 1024 are restricted.

i am also facing the same issue, can anyone please tell me how to resolve it.
Error response from daemon: login attempt to failed with status: 404 Not Found.

Please help.

did you find a solution please