ProGet, the enterprise NuGet repository is out of Beta!
June 5, 2012
We’re pleased to announce that our second product, ProGet is out of beta and is available to the public in either a Free Edition or an Enterprise Edition, ideal for teams of any size.
If you haven’t heard of it before, NuGet is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to add, remove, and update libraries (“packages”) that use the .NET Framework. Virtually all packages are free and open source, and are hosted at nuget.org/packages.
But there’s a huge benefit for organizations to have their own, private repository so that they can manage in-house and third-party libraries across their enterprise. ProGet is incredibly easy to set-up (just run the installer), has a steep learning curve (developers familiar with NuGet will consume ProGet feeds in the exact same manner), and also provides all the features targeted towards private repositories:
- Connectors allow ProGet to act as the official NuGet feed within your organization by forwarding searches and pull requests from other NuGet feeds such as nuget.org
- Multiple Feeds can help customize which teams in your organization have access to certain sets of packages
- Package Caching allows you to pull packages and their dependencies from a connected feed and store them within your installation for quicker access by your developers
- Package Creation makes it easy to create a NuGet Package from a basic library and add it to a feed directly from the ProGet web interface
The Enterprise Edition offers the following features beyond what is included in the Free Edition:
- Connector Filters restrict what packages may be retrieved from other feeds, allowing an organization to develop a “white list” of allowed third-party libraries
- LDAP Integration is available to seamlessly authenticate users of the software under an existing Windows domain account
- Scope Privileges provide a mechanism to specify granular access to the web interface and feeds