Sonatype Nexus Internet Explorer Compatibility

Compatibility Table

Internet Explorer Versions
Sonatype Nexus Versions
7 Earlier than 2.3
8 2.3 to 2.8 ( minor issues )
9, 10, 11 latest Nexus Release

Nexus 2.8 - Internet Explorer 8 support deprecated.

Nexus 2.3 we upgraded our UI toolkit to ExtJS3.  Consequentially Internet Explorer 7 is no longer supported.

Rendering Problems?

If you are experiencing page rendering problems in Internet Explorer after upgrading this is likely due to the browser running in an unsupported document mode.

Nexus 2.8 uses the HTML 5 standard DOCTYPE. ( <!DOCTYPE html> ).

Nexus 2.3 to 2.7 sets the X-UA-Compatible meta tag ( Example: "<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" >" ) in our HTML pages to request compatible document modes, but this can be locally overridden.

To confirm, bring up the developer tools panel in IE (you can do this by pressing the F12 key). It should read as a standards mode greater than IE7, like  "IE8 Standards" or "IE9 Standards".

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If it reads "IE7 Standards" then this means the mode has been overridden.  Try checking to see if "Compatibility view settings" - "Display intranet sites in Compatibility View" is set in the browser's preferences.

This mode can also be set by system administrators as part of your domain's group policy. If this is what is causing this then you'll need to get them to add an exception for Nexus.

Also note that you will need to make sure the browser mode is not set to a compatibility mode like "IE8 compat view".

When IE is configured with Enhanced Security ( typically when running on a Windows Server) and you connect to Nexus using an IP address or host name other than localhost, connections to Nexus may fail with "java.io.IOException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host" in the nexus.log file. You may be able to resolve the problem by adding this local intranet site to trusted site in Tools -> Internet Options -> Security -> Local Intranet -> Sites.

Note: In IE11 this information can be found in the "emulation" tab:

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    Jörg Sesterhenn

    ExtJS3 and ExtJS4 support Internet Explorer 6+ (see http://www.sencha.com/products/extjs/)

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    43228362

    As a group standard, our IE version are upgrade to IE 11 recently. After that, we find a problem that the Nexus website (

    https://dsnexus.uk.hibm.hsbc:8081/nexus/index.html 

    ) can't support IE 11 and show error, would you please help to resolve ?

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    Rich Seddon

    Check the document mode as described above. If that isn't the issue then we'll need to get more information, please file a support ticket.

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    43228362

    When I press F12 and go to the "emulation" tab, it shows the the document mode is "7" (i.e. IE7). When I change it to IE10 or Edge, it works. However, when I close the IE and re-open it, it recovers to IE7 again. Would you please advise how to save it to IE10 or Edge? Thanks.

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    Rich Seddon

    The IE7 compatibility is being forced by the Windows domain policy. You'll need to contact your IT department and have them add an exception to this policy for Nexus.

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    Peter Lynch

    We are closing this article for comments.

    If you have a support license, please contact us by submitting a support ticket.

    If you do not have a support license, please use our Nexus Users List or our other free support resources.

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