Setup Private NuGet Feed

This article discusses NuGet and how to set up a private NuGet feed in Visual Studio.


This is the structure of this article:

  • Introduction
  • What is NuGet
    • Introduction to NuGet
    • The flow of Packages between Creators, Hosts, and Consumers
    • NuGet Tools
  • Adding Private NuGet Feed to Visual Studio
    • Setup with NuGet Package Manager
    • Setup with NuGet CLI
  • Create and Publish a NuGet Package Using Visual Studio
  • Summary

A - What is NuGet?

  • NuGet is the package manager for .NET.
  • The NuGet client tools provide the ability to produce and consume packages.
  • The NuGet Gallery is the central package repository used by all package authors and consumers.

A-1: Introduction to NuGet

A-2: The Flow of Packages between Creators, Hosts, and Consumers

A-3: NuGet tools

B - Adding Private NuGet Feed to Visual Studio

NuGet supports private hosts alongside the public host, you can use NuGet packages to share code that's exclusive to an organization or a workgroup. You can also use NuGet packages as a convenient way to factor your own code for use in nothing but your own projects.

We will demo this by adding the Telerik NuGet Feed to Visual Studio [1][2].

B-1: Setup with NuGet Package Manager

  1. Open Visual Studio.

  2. Go to Tools > NuGet Package Manager > Package Manager Settings, select Package Manager Sources, and then click the + button.

  3. Choose feed Name, set the feed URL to:, and click OK.

  4. Create or load your project.

  5. Go to Tools > NuGet Package Manager > Manage NuGet Packages for a solution.

  6. In the upper right-hand corner of the Manage Packages for Solution window, select the Telerik Package source that you just added.

  7. Choose the Online / Browse list of packages (depending on your VS version).

  8. Enter your Telerik credentials in the Windows Authentication dialog (e.g., user: and password: myPassPhraseForTelerikDotCom).

  9. Enter your credentials only once by selecting the Remember my password checkbox.

    Figure 2: Enter your credentials to access the Telerik NuGet feed:

  10. Now all the packages that are licensed (paid or trial) to the above users are available in the Visual Studio NuGet Package manager.

B-2: Setup with NuGet CLI

  1. Download the latest NuGet executable.

  2. Open a Command Prompt and change the path to the nuget.exe location.

  3. The command from the example below stores a token in the %AppData%\NuGet\NuGet.config file. Your original credentials cannot be obtained from this token.

    NuGet Sources Add -Name "" -Source "" ^
    -UserName "your login email" -Password "your password"

    If you are unable to connect to the feed by using encrypted credentials, try the alternative approach of storing credentials in cleartext.

    NuGet Sources Add -Name "" -Source "" ^
    -UserName "your login email" -Password "your password" ^

    If you have already stored a token instead of storing the credentials as clear text, you could update the definition in the %AppData%\NuGet\NuGet.config file using the following command,

    NuGet Sources Update -Name "" -Source "" ^
    -UserName "your login email" -Password "your password" ^

C - Create and Publish a NuGet Package Using Visual Studio

This should be part of the topic, but I personally have not had practice. So, I give a link for this topic, anybody needs it, you can go to it:


The discussion in this article, actually, is due to my adding the Telerik private NuGet to Visual Studio. While I failed by using Setup with NuGet Package Manager by whatever reason, I made it by using the tool NuGet executable to Setup with NuGet CLI,

Then, I got,




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