How to Change Profile Settings from the CLI

Requires npm version 5.5.1 or greater.

To view and set profile properties from the Command Line Interface (CLI), use these commands:

npm profile get 
npm profile set <prop> <value>

Viewing & Setting Profile Values

To see your current profile settings, type:

npm profile get

npm displays your profile settings in a table:


You can set or modify the following profile properties from the command line:

  • email
  • password
  • fullname
  • homepage
  • freenode
  • twitter
  • github

How to Set a Password from the Command Line

To set a password, type:

npm profile set password

npm will prompt you for your current password, then you can set the new password.

The password must follow these guidelines:

  • longer than 7 characters
  • does not contain part of your username
  • is not one of these common passwords

These rules protect your password by making it difficult to guess.

How to Set Other Profile Properties

To set other values, append them to the end of the line as shown:

$npm profile set fullname nori pat marsupial

npm will prompt for credentials, including a one-time-password if you have enabled two-factor authentication. npm will then confirm that the change has occurred:

Set fullname to nori pat marsupial

Enabling and Disabling Two-Factor Authentication

You can also enable and disable two-factor authentication from the command line, using the steps described here.

Enable two-factor authentication if you would like to make it more difficult for attackers to gain access to your account and your publishing rights.


Please refer to the command line documentation for more details and examples.

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