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 underway and will be complete by August 12th, 2014 (if not sooner). Stay tuned for details.
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 get SSL connectivity support today by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We will walk you through the necessary configuration changes, including sending an email with tokens necessary to enable support.