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Deploy a private npm registry in 5 minutes

ChangchengQin edited this page Mar 22, 2018 · 18 revisions


  • Node.js >= 4.2.3
  • Linux or OSX

Install and cnpm from npm

$ npm install -g --build-from-source cnpm sqlite3

If you're in China, maybe you should use China mirror

$ npm install -g --build-from-source \
  --registry= \
  --disturl= \ cnpm sqlite3

Start server with configs

  • admins: myname,othername
  • scopes: my-company-name,other-name
  • default ports: 7001-registry, 7002-web
$ nohup start --admins='myname,othername' \
  --scopes='@my-company-name,@other-name' &

Change cnpm default registry to your private registry

$ cnpm set registry http://localhost:7001

Use cnpm to login yourself on your private registry

$ cnpm login
Username: myname
Password: ***
Email: (this IS public)

Publish your private package now!

Private package should be a scoped package

$ cd /tmp
$ mkdir helloworld && cd helloworld
$ cnpm init
name: (helloworld) @my-company-name/helloworld
version: (1.0.0)

  "name": "@my-company-name/helloworld",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "description": "my first scoped package",
  "main": "index.js",
  "scripts": {
    "test": "echo \"Error: no test specified\" && exit 1"
  "author": "",
  "license": "ISC"

$ cnpm publish
+ @my-company-name/helloworld@1.0.0

View your private package

You can visit with bowsers

$ open http://localhost:7002/@my-company-name/helloworld

Or use cnpm info

$ cnpm info

All public packages available directly

You can install all public packages from

$ cnpm install mocha
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