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NPM Firewall Issue

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I recently came across an issue when trying to install json-server, a REST API mock tool.  I am using this library temporarily so that I can focus on Angular 4 development, and it serves the purpose of getting a fake back-end running quickly until I get my Web API tier working.

When running “npm install json-server –save”, I got a bunch of npm errors:

npm ERR! Windows_NT 6.3.9600

npm ERR! argv "G:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node.exe" "G:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" "install" "json-server" "-- save"

npm ERR! node v6.11.1 npm

ERR! npm v3.10.10 npm

ERR! code UNABLE_TO_GET_ISSUER_CERT_LOCALLY

Usually, this would lead me to StackOverflow, but the answer was buried in a node.js thread on github.  I was behind my company firewall, and fortunately I did not have to deal with some SSL certificate, which is what some of the answers on the internet alluded to.  All it took was one command:

npm config set strict-ssl false

h/t Yehor Sergeenko

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Written by Kevin Raffay

August 2, 2017 at 5:49 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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