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NuGet Spring 2019 Roadmap
NuGet Spring 2019 Roadmap
We published our last NuGet roadmap in June last year. Many of the features announced were major additions to NuGet and we have been hard at work to implement those over the last few months. In this post, we will start by summarizing the features we have completed and then peek into the next wave of work planned. Looking back Here are some ...
Enable repeatable package restores using a lock file
Enable repeatable package restores using a lock file
With PackageReference, NuGet always tries to produce the same closure of package dependencies if the input package reference list has not changed. However, there are a few scenarios where it may not be able to do so. While these cases are limited, we received multiple requests to completely lock down the full package dependency graph for ...
Lock down your dependencies using configurable trust policies
Lock down your dependencies using configurable trust policies
For the past several months we have focused on various features to improve package security and trust. Around a year back, we had announced our plans on various signing functionalities that we have been implementing at a steady pace. We enabled package author signing and NuGet.org repository signing earlier this year. Continuing on the signing...
Improved package debugging experience with the NuGet.org symbol server
Improved package debugging experience with the NuGet.org symbol server
Starting today, you can publish symbol packages to the NuGet.org symbol server. With NuGet.org as a single service provider for libraries and symbols, package authors and consumers will have a streamlined publishing and consumption experience. With a single place for managing authentication and identity, you can be sure that both the package ...
Introducing Source Code Link for NuGet packages
Introducing Source Code Link for NuGet packages
NuGet.org now supports surfacing source code repository link for NuGet packages. This will enable package authors to surface both the project's website and the source repository using the projectUrl and the repository properties respectively instead of having to choose between the two using just the projectUrl property. The nuspec has ...
NuGet.org starts repo-signing packages
NuGet.org starts repo-signing packages
In May, we implemented Stage 1 and enabled support for any NuGet.org user to submit signed packages to NuGet.org. Today, we are announcing Stage 2 of our NuGet package signing journey - tamper proofing the entire package dependency graph. What is a Repository Signature? A repository signature is a code signing signature produced with an X....
NuGet Summer 2018 Roadmap
NuGet Summer 2018 Roadmap
This blog post provides insights into the NuGet team plans for the upcoming quarter (July - Sep 2018). In the March 2018 NuGet Spring 2018 Roadmap, we had outlined Package Signing, Organizations, Cross-platform credential provider support, Repeatable builds for PackageReference based projects, etc. as our immediate priorities. We were able to ...
Introducing signed package submissions to NuGet.org
Introducing signed package submissions to NuGet.org
In September 2017, we announced our plans to improve the security of the NuGet ecosystem by introducing the ability for package authors to sign packages. Today, we want to announce support for any NuGet.org user to submit signed packages to NuGet.org. A signed NuGet package is designed to be fully compatible with pre-existing NuGet servers ...
NuGet.org will only support MSA/AAD starting June 1st, 2018
NuGet.org will only support MSA/AAD starting June 1st, 2018
We had previously announced the deprecation of NuGet.org's home-grown authentication in favor of Microsoft accounts (MSA) that will allow us to add support for additional security systems such as two-factor authentication (2FA). We will be disabling the NuGet.org's home-grown authentication mechanism starting June 1st, 2018. This means that ...
Welcoming SymbolSource to the .NET Foundation
Welcoming SymbolSource to the .NET Foundation
We are excited to welcome SymbolSource.org to the .NET Foundation! SymbolSource has been providing a valuable service to the .NET Community for years with the ability to host Symbols for public NuGet packages on SymbolSource. With recent progress made in several areas, including SymbolSource being published to GitHub and NuGet.org planning a ...