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Most of the workflow of npm is being done in the command line, we will show you the basic commands you'll need to know to work with Private npm from the CLI.

Private npm Setup

First we need to setup our npm client to use your Private npm registry, with the following commands your local npm client will be ready to work with Private npm.

$ npm config set always-auth true
$ npm config set strict-ssl true
$ npm config set ca ""
$ npm config set registry https://<your-subdomain>

After setting this options you'll need to login by running:

$ npm login

This will sync your Public npm user with our Private npm product.

NPM setup

Package Management

Next we will learn how to use npm for common package management.

Install Package

If you want to install a package from your private or public registry you'll want to run:

$ npm install <package-name>

Install Package

Also if you want to save the package dependency in your package.json file just append the --save option to the command.

$ npm install <package-name> --save

Or if the package is a development dependency (like grunt, karma, etc.) you'll want to append --save-dev instead.

$ npm install <package-name> --save-dev

Publish Package

Publish a package is so easy with npm, just run the following command to publish a package to your private registry (make sure you followed the setup steps properly).

$ npm publish

NPM publish

But if you want to publish the package to the public registry you can use the --reg option to define the npm registry to use.

$ npm publish --reg

Unpublish Package

If you want to unpublish a package you'll want to run:

$ npm unpublish <package-name> --force

Take into account that if you want to publish the package again you'll need to use a different version name in your package.json to avoid conflicts.

Maintainers Management

Work in a team is awesome right? With npm, team management is easy too!

List Maintainers

If you want to know the maintaners of a package run:

$ npm owner ls <package-name>

NPM owner

Add Maintainer

If you want to add a maintainer you'll need to run:

$ npm owner add <username> <package-name>

Add Maintainer

Remove Maintainer

And if you want to remove a maintainer, run:

$ npm owner rm <username> <package-name>

Protip: After adding or removing a maintainer don't forget to Sync it on the Web Interface using Sync Maintainers button.

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