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npm-profile — Change settings on your registry profile


npm profile get [--json|--parseable] [<property>]
npm profile set [--json|--parseable] <property> <value>
npm profile set password
npm profile enable-2fa [auth-and-writes|auth-only]
npm profile disable-2fa


Change your profile information on the registry.  This not be available if you're using a non-npmjs registry.

  • 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.


All of the npm profile subcommands accept --json and --parseable and will tailor their output based on those.  Some of these commands may not be available on non registries.

See Also

  • npm help config


February 2021