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NPM-ACCESS(1) General Commands Manual NPM-ACCESS(1)






Used to set access controls on private packages.

For all of the subcommands, npm access will perform actions on the packages
in the current working directory if no package name is passed to the

  • public / restricted (deprecated):
    Set a package to be either publicly accessible or restricted.
  • grant / revoke (deprecated):
    Add or remove the ability of users and teams to have read-only or read-write
    access to a package.
  • 2fa-required / 2fa-not-required (deprecated):
    Configure whether a package requires that anyone publishing it have two-factor
    authentication enabled on their account.
  • ls-packages (deprecated):
    Show all of the packages a user or a team is able to access, along with the
    access level, except for read-only public packages (it won't print the whole
    registry listing)
  • ls-collaborators (deprecated):
    Show all of the access privileges for a package. Will only show permissions
    for packages to which you have at least read access. If <user> is passed in,
    the list is filtered only to teams that user happens to belong to.
  • edit (not implemented)


npm access always operates directly on the current registry, configurable
from the command line using --registry=<registry url>.

Unscoped packages are always public.

Scoped packages default to restricted, but you can either publish them as
public using npm publish --access=public, or set their access as public using
npm access public after the initial publish.

You must have privileges to set the access of a package:

  • You are an owner of an unscoped or scoped package.
  • You are a member of the team that owns a scope.
  • You have been given read-write privileges for a package, either as a member
    of a team or directly as an owner.

If you have two-factor authentication enabled then you'll be prompted to
provide an otp token, or may use the --otp=... option to specify it on
the command line.

If your account is not paid, then attempts to publish scoped packages will
fail with an HTTP 402 status code (logically enough), unless you use

Management of teams and team memberships is done with the npm team command.



See Also

  • libnpmaccess
  • npm team
  • npm publish
  • npm config
  • npm registry

May 2024 9.2.0