Npm search custom registry

#1

We use some custom and private npm node-red packages that we maintain on our private npm registry.
Is there a way to add that registry to node-red? Kind of like what we do with registry in .npmrc?

I have looked at the code but can't really find where exactly was the query for modules list from npm.

Thanks

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#2

Hi @farfromrefug

The Node-RED editor doesn't query npm directly - it accesses a catalogue we curate on flows.nodered.org

You can provide your own catalogue in addition to the default one - some details here: https://github.com/node-red/node-red/wiki/Design%3A-Palette-Management-UI#customising-the-catalog

The runtime will still invoke npm install <modulename> regardless of the catalogue it comes from - so you'll also need to configure .npmrc to do the right thing.

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#3

HI @knolleary,

Thanks ! It s really cool to see that It is possible!
Do you have a tool to generate that json file?

about the npmrc yes that what I thought . Will try with a .npmrc generated inside nodered.settings.userDir.

Thanks

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