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Deprecating NuGet.org authentication
Deprecating NuGet.org authentication
As announced in our NuGet Fall 2017 Roadmap blog post, we are transitioning away from NuGet.org’s home-grown authentication mechanism which will eventually allow us to add support for additional security systems such as two-factor authentication (2-FA). In preparation for this transition, we had already added support for Microsoft accounts (
NuGet.org package publishing workflow – behind the scenes
NuGet.org package publishing workflow – behind the scenes
In December 2017, we changed the NuGet.org backend publishing pipeline to introduce a set of validation steps for submitted packages. Our goal is to maintain the same level of experience in terms of the time and effort it would take to publish a package and have it available for download. However, these new validation steps caused a few incide
NuGet Package Signing
NuGet Package Signing
In our NuGet Fall 2017 Roadmap, we highlighted security as the main area of investment over the next few months. This blog post describes a major part of that roadmap in greater detail – package signing. We started talking about supporting signed packages on NuGet.org a while ago. For example, in 2015 we published a post on Package Signing
Changes to NuGet.org service management, and performance improvements in China
Changes to NuGet.org service management, and performance improvements in China
NuGet.org, the package manager for .NET, was purpose-built as a global service with high scale performance regardless of the developer’s location. We are finding that this is not always the case, particularly for developers accessing the service from China, which is the second largest region for .NET developers. They frequently face higher d
What’s Nu in NuGet with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3?
What’s Nu in NuGet with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3?
We are happy to announce an update to the NuGet client that comes bundled with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 RTW and .NET Core 2.0 SDK. This release introduces support for new scenarios such as .NET Core 2.0/.NET Standard 2.0, some new features, a series of bug fixes and performance improvements. You can see more details, known issues, and w
NuGet Fall 2017 Roadmap
NuGet Fall 2017 Roadmap
Over the past 6 months, the NuGet team has been working hard to ensure the growth of the .NET ecosystem. NuGet has grown significantly during this timeframe: NuGet.org is closing in on 4 billion packages served (up from a billion packages just a year ago), we have enabled new .NET scenarios such as .NET Standard 2.0, and have improved the over
NuGet.org Gets a Facelift
NuGet.org Gets a Facelift
It’s been a long time coming, and today we are excited to announce some big changes coming to NuGet.org. With almost 3 million monthly page views, NuGet.org is the gateway for .NET developers to find packages that accelerate their projects. However, as a package management website, so much more can be done. We decided to give NuGet.org a r
NuGet Package Identity and Trust
NuGet Package Identity and Trust
Update on 10/16/2017: Package ID Prefix Reservation is now live. The documentation can be found here. We want to start this post with a huge thanks to you, the NuGet community. Over the last several months we have been talking to many of you to get feedback on NuGet package identity and trust. We’ve learned so much from you and we hope that
NuGet is now fully integrated into MSBuild
NuGet is now fully integrated into MSBuild
In the past, NuGet packages were managed in two different ways - packages.config and project.json - each with their own sets of advantages and limitations. With Visual Studio 2017 and .NET Core, we have improved the NuGet package management experience by introducing the PackageReference feature in MSBuild. PackageReference brings new and impro
Introducing scoped API keys
Introducing scoped API keys
Update 2/14 (05:00 PM PST): This feature is now live! Login to your nuget account and expand the API Keys section to see the new experience. Since last year, we have been working on several fronts to advance NuGet as a secure environment for package distribution. This post describes an experience that will allow you to have better control of