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npm-adduser(1) -- Add a registry user account

SYNOPSIS

npm adduser

DESCRIPTION

Create or verify a user named <username> in the npm registry, and save the credentials to the .npmrc file.

The username, password, and email are read in from prompts. This command cannot be scripted. If you think you need to script the creation of new users, or the authorization of existing ones, without human intervention, please rethink your use case. That's a very bad idea.

You may use this command to change your email address, but not username or password.

You may use this command multiple times with the same user account to authorize on a new machine.

CONFIGURATION

_auth

A base-64 encoded "user:pass" pair. This is created by npm-adduser(1).

If your config file is ever corrupted, you can set this manually by doing:

npm adduser

registry

Default: https://registry.npmjs.org/

The base URL of the npm package registry.

username, _password

Once the configuration is parsed, the _auth config is split into username and _password. This is the part before the ":"

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