[node.js] Is there a way to make npm install (the command) to work behind proxy?


Setup npm proxy


npm config set proxy http://proxy_host:port


npm config set https-proxy http://proxy.company.com:8080

Note: The https-proxy doesn't have https as the protocol, but http.


Read about a proxy variable in a .npmrc file but it does not work. Trying to avoid manually downloading all require packages and installing.

To setup the http proxy have the -g flag set:

sudo npm config set proxy http://proxy_host:port -g

For https proxy, again make sure the -g flag is set:

sudo npm config set https-proxy http://proxy_host:port -g

On Windows system

Try removing the proxy and registry settings (if already set) and set environment variables on command line via

SET HTTP_PROXY=http://username:password@domain:port
SET HTTPS_PROXY=http://username:password@domain:port

then try to run npm install. By this, you'll not set the proxy in .npmrc but for that session it will work.

In my case, I forgot to set the "http://" in my config files (can be found in C: \Users \ [USERNAME] \ .npmrc) proxy adresses. So instead of having


I had


Which of course did not work, but the error messages didnt help much either...

There has been many answers above for this question, but none of those worked for me. All of them mentioned to add http:// prefix. So I added it too. All failed.

It finally works after I accidentally removed http:// prefix. Final config is like this:

npm config set registry http://registry.npmjs.org/
npm config set http-proxy ip:port
npm config set https-proxy ip:port
npm config set proxy ip:port
npm set strict-ssl false

I don't know the logic behind this, but it worked. If none of answers above works for you, maybe you can have a try on this way. Hope this one is useful.

After tying different answers finally, @Kayvar answers's first four lines help me to solve the issue:

npm config set registry http://registry.npmjs.org/
npm config set proxy http://myusername:mypassword@proxy.us.somecompany:8080
npm config set https-proxy http://myusername:mypassword@proxy.us.somecompany:8080
npm config set strict-ssl false

Have you tried command-line options instead of the .npmrc file?

I think something like npm --proxy http://proxy-server:8080/ install {package-name} worked for me.

I've also seen the following: npm config set proxy http://proxy-server:8080/

Try to find .npmrc in C:\Users\.npmrc

then open (notepad), write, and save inside :


PS : remove "<" and ">" please !!

$ npm config set proxy http://login:pass@host:port
$ npm config set https-proxy http://login:pass@host:port

vim ~/.npmrc in your Linux machine and add following. Don't forget to add registry part as this cause failure in many cases.


Use below command at cmd or GIT Bash or other prompt

$ npm config set proxy ""

$ npm config set https-proxy ""

where is proxy ip and 4128 is port. change according to your proxy settings. its works for me.

I tried all of these options, but my proxy wasn't having any of it for some reason. Then, born out of desparation/despair, I randomly tried curl in my Git Bash shell, and it worked.

Unsetting all of the proxy options using

npm config rm proxy
npm config rm https-proxy

And then running npm install in my Git Bash shell worked perfectly. I don't know how it's set up correctly for the proxy and the Windows cmd prompt isn't, but it worked.



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