Managing your profile settings

You can manage settings for your user account profile from the web or command line.

Managing user account profile settings from the web

From the web, you can change the following user profile settings:

  1. Log in to npm with your user account. npm login dialog with username and password fields filled in
  2. In the upper right corner of the page, click your profile picture, then click Profile Settings. npm avatar menu with selector over profile settings list item

Managing user account profile settings from the command line

Note: Your npm client must be version 5.5.1 or higher to change your account settings from the CLI. To update to the latest version of npm, on the command line, run npm install [email protected] -g

Viewing user account profile settings from the command line

To view your user profile settings from the CLI, on the command line, run the following command:

npm profile get

command line interface profile settings table

Updating user account profile settings from the command line

From the CLI, you can change the following properties for your user account:

  1. On the command line, type the following command, replacing property with the name of the property, and value with the new value:
      npm profile set <prop> <value>
    
  2. When prompted, provide your current password.
  3. If you have enabled two-factor authentication on your account, when prompted, enter a one-time password.

For more details, see the profile command line documentation.

Setting a password from the command line

  1. On the command line, type the following command:
      npm profile set password
    
  2. When prompted, provide your current password.
  3. When prompted, type a new password.
To protect your account, when you reset your password from the command line, it must:

Configuring two-factor authentication from the command line

Enabling two-factor authentication on your account helps protect against unauthorized access to your account and packages.

To enable, configure, and disable two-factor authentication from the command line, see “Configuring two-factor authentication”.


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