dotnet nuget add source

This article applies to: ✔️ .NET Core 3.1.200 SDK and later versions


dotnet nuget add source - Add a NuGet source.


dotnet nuget add source <PACKAGE_SOURCE_PATH> [--name <SOURCE_NAME>] [--username <USER>]
    [--password <PASSWORD>] [--store-password-in-clear-text]
    [--valid-authentication-types <TYPES>] [--configfile <FILE>]

dotnet nuget add source -h|--help


The dotnet nuget add source command adds a new package source to your NuGet configuration files.


When adding multiple package sources, be careful not to introduce a dependency confusion vulnerability.



    Path to the package source.


  • --configfile <FILE>

    The NuGet configuration file (nuget.config) to use. If specified, only the settings from this file will be used. If not specified, the hierarchy of configuration files from the current directory will be used. For more information, see Common NuGet Configurations.

  • -n|--name <SOURCE_NAME>

    Name of the source.

  • -p|--password <PASSWORD>

    Password to be used when connecting to an authenticated source.

  • --store-password-in-clear-text

    Enables storing portable package source credentials by disabling password encryption.

  • -u|--username <USER>

    Username to be used when connecting to an authenticated source.

  • --valid-authentication-types <TYPES>

    Comma-separated list of valid authentication types for this source. Set this to basic if the server advertises NTLM or Negotiate and your credentials must be sent using the Basic mechanism, for instance when using a PAT with on-premises Azure DevOps Server. Other valid values include negotiate, kerberos, ntlm, and digest, but these values are unlikely to be useful.


  • Add as a source:

    dotnet nuget add source -n
  • Add c:\packages as a local source:

    dotnet nuget add source c:\packages
  • Add a source that needs authentication:

    dotnet nuget add source https://someServer/myTeam -n myTeam -u myUsername -p myPassword --store-password-in-clear-text
  • Add a source that needs authentication (then go install credential provider):

    dotnet nuget add source -n myTeam

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