sources command (NuGet CLI)

Applies to: package consumption, publishing • Supported versions: all

Manages the list of sources located in the user scope configuration file or a specified configuration file. The user scope configuration file is located at %appdata%\NuGet\NuGet.Config (Windows) and ~/.nuget/NuGet/NuGet.Config (Mac/Linux).

Note that the source URL for is


nuget sources <operation> -Name <name> -Source <source>

where <operation> is one of List, Add, Remove, Enable, Disable, or Update, <name> is the name of the source, and <source> is the source's URL. You can operate on only one source at a time.


  • -ConfigFile

    The NuGet configuration file to apply. If not specified, %AppData%\NuGet\NuGet.Config (Windows), or ~/.nuget/NuGet/NuGet.Config or ~/.config/NuGet/NuGet.Config (Mac/Linux) is used. See On Mac/Linux, the user-level config file location varies by tooling..

  • -ForceEnglishOutput

    (3.5+) Forces nuget.exe to run using an invariant, English-based culture.

  • -Format

    Applies to the list action and can be Detailed (the default) or Short.

  • -?|-help

    Displays help information for the command.

  • -Name

    Name of the source.

  • -NonInteractive

    Suppresses prompts for user input or confirmations.

  • -Password

    Specifies the password for authenticating with the source.

  • -src|-Source

    Path to the package(s) source.

  • -StorePasswordInClearText

    Indicates to store the password in unencrypted text instead of the default behavior of storing an encrypted form.

  • -UserName

    Specifies the user name for authenticating with the source.

  • -ValidAuthenticationTypes

    Comma-separated list of valid authentication types for this source. By default, all authentication types are valid. Example: basic,negotiate.

  • -Verbosity [normal|quiet|detailed]

    Specifies the amount of detail displayed in the output: normal (the default), quiet, or detailed.


Make sure to add the sources' password under the same user context as the nuget.exe is later used to access the package source. The password will be stored encrypted in the config file and can only be decrypted in the same user context as it was encrypted. So for example when you use a build server to restore NuGet packages the password must be encrypted with the same Windows user under which the build server task will run.

Also see Environment variables


nuget sources Add -Name "MyServer" -Source \\myserver\packages

nuget sources Disable -Name "MyServer"

nuget sources Enable -Name ""

nuget sources add -name -source C:\NuGet\local -username foo -password bar -StorePasswordInClearText -configfile %AppData%\NuGet\my.config