Secure Access to Central
Free SSL Connectivity to Central for All
Sonatype’s project to make SSL the default connectivity option for all users is now available. More details can be found here.
We know how components from the Central Repository have become critical to your development efforts. We also know that you need to trust those components. Part of that trust is knowing that hackers don't have visibility into the components you download or that they compromise components using a man-in-the middle attack.
If you are using Nexus OSS or another repository manager (including JFrog Artifactory, Apache Archiva or other repository managers), you can now get free SSL connectivity support.