I cant seem to work this out (or maybe its just late!) - I installed Nexus and disabled anonymous access as I intend to proxy nexus on the web. It makes sense that there should be some manner to authenticate against the nexus repository, but I cant find anywhere to configure this.
To be clear, from the client when we do mvn there must be some manner to authenticate against the maven repository. This is the piece that is alluding me at this time.