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What is Verdaccio?

Verdaccio is a lightweight private npm proxy registry built in Node.js

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What's a registry?#

  • A registry is a repository for packages, that implements the CommonJS Compliant Package Registry specification for reading package's information.
  • Provide a compatible API with npm clients (yarn/npm/pnpm).
  • Semantic Versioning compatible (semver).
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Using Verdaccio#

Using Verdaccio with any Node.js package manager client is quite straightforward.

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You can use a custom registry either by setting it globally for all your projects

npm set registry http://localhost:4873

or by using it in command line as an argument --registry in npm (slightly different in yarn)

npm install lodash --registry http://localhost:4873
yarn config set registry http://localhost:4873

Private#

All packages that you publish are private and only accessible based in your configuration.

Proxy#

Verdaccio cache all dependencies on demand and speed up installations in local or private networks.

In a Nutshell#

  • It's a web app based on Node.js
  • It's a private npm registry
  • It's a local network proxy
  • It's a Pluggable application
  • It's fairly easy to install and to use
  • We offer Docker and Kubernetes support
  • It is 100% compatible with yarn, npm and pnpm
  • Verdaccio means A green color popular in late medieval Italy for fresco painting.