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npm-profile - Change settings on your registry profile


npm profile enable-2fa [auth-only|auth-and-writes]
npm profile disable-2fa
npm profile get [<key>]
npm profile set <key> <value>

Note: This command is unaware of workspaces.


Change your profile information on the registry. Note that this command depends on the registry implementation, so third-party registries may not support this interface.

npm profile get [<property>]: Display all of the properties of your profile, or one or more specific properties. It looks like:

| name            | example                   |
| email           | (verified) |
| two factor auth | auth-and-writes           |
| fullname        | Example User              |
| homepage        |                           |
| freenode        |                           |
| twitter         |                           |
| github          |                           |
| created         | 2015-02-26T01:38:35.892Z  |
| updated         | 2017-10-02T21:29:45.922Z  |
  • npm profile set <property> <value>: Set the value of a profile property. You can set the following properties this way: email, fullname, homepage, freenode, twitter, github
  • npm profile set password: Change your password. This is interactive, you'll be prompted for your current password and a new password. You'll also be prompted for an OTP if you have two-factor authentication enabled.
  • npm profile enable-2fa [auth-and-writes|auth-only]: Enables two-factor authentication. Defaults to auth-and-writes mode. Modes are:
  • auth-only: Require an OTP when logging in or making changes to your account's authentication. The OTP will be required on both the website and the command line.
  • auth-and-writes: Requires an OTP at all the times auth-only does, and also requires one when publishing a module, setting the latest dist-tag, or changing access via npm access and npm owner.

npm profile disable-2fa: Disables two-factor authentication.


Some of these commands may not be available on non registries.



The base URL of the npm registry.


  • Default: false
  • Type: Boolean

Whether or not to output JSON data, rather than the normal output.

In npm pkg set it enables parsing set values with JSON.parse() before saving them to your package.json.

Not supported by all npm commands.


  • Default: false
  • Type: Boolean

Output parseable results from commands that write to standard output. For npm search, this will be tab-separated table format.


  • Default: null
  • Type: null or String

This is a one-time password from a two-factor authenticator. It's needed when publishing or changing package permissions with npm access.

If not set, and a registry response fails with a challenge for a one-time password, npm will prompt on the command line for one.

See Also

  • npm help adduser
  • npm help registry
  • npm help config
  • npm help npmrc
  • npm help owner
  • npm help whoami
  • npm help token

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