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Private NPM Registries


Not to be confused with private repositories and modules.

Deno supports private registries, which allow you to host and share your own modules. This is useful for organizations that want to keep their code private or for individuals who want to share their code with a select group of people.

What are private registries? Jump to heading

Large organizations often host their own private npm registries to manage internal packages securely. These private registries serve as repositories where organizations can publish and store their proprietary or custom packages. Unlike public npm registries, private registries are accessible only to authorized users within the organization.

How to use private registries with Deno Jump to heading

First, configure your .npmrc file to point to your private registry. The .npmrc file must be in the project root or $HOME directory. Add the following to your .npmrc file:


Replace http://mycompany.com:8111/ with the actual URL of your private registry and secretToken with your authentication token.

Then update Your deno.json or package.json to specify the import path for your private package. For example:

  "imports": {
    "@mycompany/package": "npm:@mycompany/package@1.0.0"

or if you're using a package.json:

  "dependencies": {
    "@mycompany/package": "1.0.0"

Now you can import your private package in your Deno code:

import { hello } from "@mycompany/package";


and run it using the deno run command:

deno run main.ts