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Downloads of v 1.0.2:


Last Update:

22 Jul 2023

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Paul Broadwith


nexus repository

Nexus - Create Chocolatey Repository

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1.0.2 | Updated: 22 Jul 2023



Downloads of v 1.0.2:


Software Author(s):

  • Paul Broadwith

Nexus - Create Chocolatey Repository 1.0.2

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

Package has required parameters, and therefore can't be tested on package-verifier.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install Nexus - Create Chocolatey Repository, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Nexus - Create Chocolatey Repository, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Nexus - Create Chocolatey Repository, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade chocolatey-nexus-repo -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade chocolatey-nexus-repo -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install chocolatey-nexus-repo
    name: chocolatey-nexus-repo
    version: '1.0.2'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'chocolatey-nexus-repo' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.0.2'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller chocolatey-nexus-repo
    Name     = "chocolatey-nexus-repo"
    Version  = "1.0.2"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'chocolatey-nexus-repo':
  ensure   => '1.0.2',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator Windos on 23 Jul 2023.


Creates a NuGet repository under Nexus for use with Chocolatey.

You can pass the following parameters (to not log sensitive parameters, replace --params with --package-parameters-sensitive below):

  • /ServerUri - The Uri of your Nexus server. Defaults to https://localhost:8081 (e.g. --params="'/ServerUri=http://localhost:8081'");
  • /Username - [Required] Username with permissions to create repositories and add the NuGet Realm on your Nexus server (e.g. --params="'/Username=admin'");
  • /Password - [Required or use /EnterPassword] Password for the username parameter (e.g. --params="'/Username=admin /Password=abc'");
  • /RepositoryName - The name to use for the created repository. Defaults to choco-base (e.g. --params="'/RepositoryName=my-repo'");
  • /BlobStoreName - Name of the blob store to create the repository on. Defaults to default. (e.g. --params="'/BlobStoreName=myblob'");
  • /EnterPassword - [Required or use /Password] Prompts you to enter a password when installing the package (e.g. --params"'/EnterPassword'") ;

NOTE: Uninstalling this package does not remove the repository created or disable the NuGet Realm in Nexus. This must be done manually.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

# default parameters
$defaultParams = @{
    ServerUri      = 'http://localhost:8081'
    RepositoryName = 'choco-base'
    BlobStoreName  = 'default'

function Invoke-NexusScript {
    Param (



    $scriptName = [GUID]::NewGuid().ToString()
    $body = @{
        name    = $scriptName
        type    = 'groovy'
        content = $Script

    # Call the API
    $baseUri = "$ServerUri/service/rest/v1/script"

    #Store the Script
    $uri = $baseUri
    Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $uri -ContentType 'application/json' -Body $($body | ConvertTo-Json) -Header $ApiHeader -Method Post
    #Run the script
    $uri = "{0}/{1}/run" -f $baseUri, $scriptName
    $result = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $uri -ContentType 'text/plain' -Header $ApiHeader -Method Post
    #Delete the Script
    $uri = "{0}/{1}" -f $baseUri, $scriptName
    Invoke-RestMethod -Uri $uri -Header $ApiHeader -Method Delete


# defaults
$params = Get-PackageParameters

# Check for mandatory parameters
if (-not ($params.Username)) {
    Write-Error "Mandatory parameter 'Username' missing." -ErrorAction Continue
    $missingParams = $true

if (-not ($params.Password -or $params.EnterPassword)) {
    Write-Error "Mandatory parameter 'Password' OR 'EnterPassword' missing." -ErrorAction Continue
    $missingParams = $true

if ($missingParams) {
    Write-Error "Please re-run the package install providing the missing parameters."

# Prompt for the password if the /EnterPassword parameter has been added
if ($params.EnterPassword) {
    # Use -AsSecureString so the characters are not echoed to the screen. 
    # But it does mean we need to extrac tht plain test password later.
    $securePassword = Read-Host -Prompt "Enter the password for user '$($params.Username)'." -AsSecureString

    # Now unencrypt the password
    $bstr = [System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::SecureStringToBSTR($securePassword)
    $params.Password = [System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal]::PtrToStringAuto($bstr) 

    # Remove the EnterPassword parameter as it shows up later when we list the parameter values we are going to use.
    # I feel like it will cause confusion.

# loop through the defaults
# if a parameter does not exist that matches the $defaultParams.Keys then use the value from $defaultParams
$defaultParams.Keys | ForEach-Object {
    if (-not $params.$_) {
        $params.$_ = $defaultParams.$_

# trim any trailing '/' from the URI
$params.ServerUri = $params.ServerUri.trim('/')

# Tell the user the details we are going to use
Write-Host "Will create a repository using these details:"
$params.Keys | ForEach-Object {
    if ($_ -eq 'password' -or $_ -eq 'enterpassword') {
        $msg = '******'
    else {
        $msg = $params.$_

    Write-Host ("    {0,-20} : {1}" -f $_, $msg)

# Create the Api header
$credPair = ("{0}:{1}" -f $params.Username, $params.Password)
$encodedCreds = [System.Convert]::ToBase64String([System.Text.Encoding]::ASCII.GetBytes($credPair))
$header = @{
    Authorization = "Basic $encodedCreds"

# Check the repo does not already exist
$repositories = Invoke-RestMethod -Uri "http://$($params.ServerUri)/service/rest/v1/repositories" -Method Get -Headers $header
if ($params.RepositoryName -in @($repositories.Name)) {
    throw "Cannot create repository '$($params.RepositoryName)' as it already exists!"

# Create the NuGet Repo
$createRepoParams = @{
    ServerUri = $params.ServerUri
    ApiHeader = $header
    Script    = @"

Invoke-NexusScript @createRepoParams | Out-Null

# Enable the NuGet Relam
$enableNugetRealmParams = @{
    ServerUri = $params.ServerUri
    ApiHeader = $header
    Script    = @"

realmManager = container.lookup(RealmManager.class.getName())

// enable/disable the NuGet API-Key Realm

Invoke-NexusScript @enableNugetRealmParams | Out-Null

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Nexus - Create Chocolatey Repository 1.0.1 1393 Monday, June 15, 2020 Approved
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