Recently I needed to install npm on my workplace computer and it always showing below connection timeout error message every time when I run any command.
I have faced such issue with VS Code when trying to install extensions and updates. After going through documentation, I found that here is the same issue with proxy settings and I got information by running ‘npm help config’ command. It redirected me to the npm config documentation and I found this:
To authenticate my corporate proxy, I set the environment variables HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY but npm did not recognized these environment variables.
After doing search on internet and from my previous experience with vscode issue, I found the following same way to configure the proxy for npm.
npm config set proxy http://proxy.company.com:8080
npm config set https-proxy http://proxy.company.com:8080
If you need to specify credentials, they can be passed in the url using the following syntax.
You can also set the proxy configuration as a command line argument or environment variable. Configuration parameters can be specified using -- when executing npm. So the proxy could also be specified as follows.
npm --https-proxy=http://niranjansingh:MyPass@172.29.01.01:8080 -g install yo
I have tried command line configuration to make it work and I have done my job.
Hope this help others also... Happy Coding!