<h1 align="center"> 📦🔐 Verdaccio GitHub OAuth - With UI Support </h1>

Usage no npm install needed!

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📦🔐 Verdaccio GitHub OAuth - With UI Support

A GitHub OAuth Plugin for Verdaccio –

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This is a Verdaccio plugin that offers GitHub OAuth integragtion for both the browser and the command line.


  • UI integration with fully functional login and logout. When clicking the login button the user is redirected to GitHub and returns with a working session.
  • Updated usage info and working copy-to-clipboard for setup commands.
  • A small CLI for quick-and-easy configuration.


  • Verdaccio 3 and 4
  • Node >=10
  • Chrome, Firefox, Firefox ESR, Edge, Safari, IE 11



$ npm install verdaccio-github-oauth-ui-without-groups

GitHub Config

Verdaccio Config

Merge the below options with your existing Verdaccio config:

    enabled: true

    org: GITHUB_ORG
    client-id: GITHUB_CLIENT_ID
    client-secret: GITHUB_CLIENT_SECRET
    enterprise-origin: GITHUB_ENTERPRISE_ORIGIN

  • The configured values can either be the actual value or the name of an environment variable that contains the value.
  • The config props can be specified under either the middlewares or the auth node. Just make sure, the addon is included under both nodes.


Users within this org will be able to authenticate.

client-id and client-secret

These values can be obtained from GitHub OAuth app page at

enterprise-origin (optional)

Set this if you are using GitHub Enterprise. Example: https://hostname

url_prefix (optional)

If configured, it must match YOUR_REGISTRY_URL. See GitHub Config.

Proxy Config

If you are behind a proxy server, the plugin needs to know the proxy server in order to make GitHub requests.

Configure the below environment variable.


See the global-agent docs for detailed configuration instrcutions.


Verdaccio UI

  • Click the login button and get redirected to GitHub.
  • Authorize the registry to access your GitHub user and org info. You only need to do this once. If your org is private, make sure to click the Request or Grant button to get read:org access when prompted to authorize.
  • Once completed, you'll be redirected back to the Verdaccio registry.

You are now logged in.

Command Line

Option A) Use the built-in CLI

The easiest way to configure npm is to use this short command:

$ npx verdaccio-github-oauth-ui-without-groups --registry http://localhost:4873

Option B) Copy commands from the UI

  • Verdaccio 4:

Open the "Register Info" dialog and klick "Copy to clipboard":

  • Verdaccio 3:

Select the text in the header and copy it. In case the text is too long, you can double-click it. The invisible part will still be selected and copied.

  • Run the copied commands on your terminal:
$ npm config set //localhost:4873:_authToken "SECRET_TOKEN"
$ npm config set //localhost:4873:always-auth true
  • Verify npm is set up correctly by running the whoami command. Example:
$ npm whoami --registry http://localhost:4873

If you see your GitHub username, you are ready to start installing and publishing packages.


Verdaccio UI

Click the Logout button as per usual.

Command Line

Unless OAuth access is revoked in the GitHub settings, the token is valid indefinitely.

Revoke Tokens

To invalidate your active login tokens you need to revoke access on the GitHub OAuth app:

If you have created the GitHub OAuth app, you can also revoke access for all users:


"Failed requesting GitHub user info"

Plugin not detected when installed globally

Verdaccio loads plugins by requiring them but global node_modules are NOT searched by the node resolve algorithm. Despite what examples or documentation might be suggesting, globally installed plugins are not supported. Some solutions that worked for others:

  • If you are using npm, switch to yarn. yarn installs modules a bit differently, such that globally installed plugins are found.
  • Create a package.json and install verdaccio + plugins locally.
  • Add your global node_modules folder to the NODE_PATH environment variable to give node a hint to search for modules here, too.
  • Extend the official docker image. See this and Dockerfile in this example.

More info:

"Your auth token is no longer valid. Please log in again."

  • If you're using a private GitHub org, the org memberships might not be public. If this is the case, your org members need read:org permission. They can request this during fist login by clicking the Request or Grant button when prompted to authorize Verdaccio with GitHub. If you or a team member accidentally skipped this step, go to, find your Verdaccio registry and grant read:org access from there.