I have installed nodejs version node-v4.5.0-x64.msi
I am installing express using npm install express in windows but getting following error
npm WARN package.json [email protected] No description
npm WARN package.json [email protected] No repository field.
npm WARN package.json [email protected] No README data
npm ERR! Windows_NT 6.3.9600
npm ERR! argv "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\node.exe" "C:\\Program Files\\nodejs\\
node_modules\\npm\\bin\\npm-cli.js" "install" "express"
npm ERR! node v4.5.0
npm ERR! npm v2.15.9
npm ERR! code UNABLE_TO_VERIFY_LEAF_SIGNATURE
npm ERR! unable to verify the first certificate
npm ERR! If you need help, you may report this error at:
npm ERR! <https://github.com/npm/npm/issues>
npm ERR! Please include the following file with any support request:
npm ERR! D:\user\Node\demo2\npm-debug.log
not only express package I was not able to install any package
You can use this command
npm config set strict-ssl false
It just disabled SSL certificates.
But it's not a best practice to accept invalid SSL certificate.
you can revert it later with this command
npm config set strict-ssl true
Instead of disabling SSL certificate checking which could be by-passing your corporate security policies (not a good idea), I think the correct solution is as follows:
npm config set cafile="/path/to/cert_authority_file_base64.cer"
This solves the "unable to verify the first certificate" error without disabling SSL certificate checking.
NOTE: The "cert_authority_file_base64.cer" file can be obtained in Chrome from any HTTPS accessed website (external to your organization's network) using the green lock icon and navigating to the "Details" link from the menu that comes up when clicking on the green icon. You must save the certificate as "base64 encoded" for this to work.