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Eliminating Security Vulnerabilities with NPM 6 Audit

by Joe Eames

Security is a critical piece of any production software, and although it can be tempting to ignore it, doing so will only delay the inevitable. With the npm audit command, addressing security issues is now easier than ever.

What you'll learn

Security is critical to any production application, but it can be difficult to identify security vulnerabilities. In this course, Eliminating Security Vulnerabilities with NPM 6 Audit, you will gain an in-depth understanding of how to use npm audit to resolve security vulnerabilities in your JavaScript applications. First, you will see how to run audits and discover what vulnerabilities you have. Next, you will run the audit fix command to fix those vulnerabilities. Finally, you will explore how to deal with vulnerabilities that don't have published fixes. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of npm audit needed to keep your applications free of known security vulnerabilities.

About the author

Joe began his love of programming on an Apple III in BASIC. Although his preferred language is JavaScript, he has worked professionally with just about every major Microsoft language. He is currently a consultant and full time author for Pluralsight. Joe has always had a strong interest in education, and has worked both full and part time as a technical teacher for over ten years. He is a frequent blogger and speaker, organizer of ng-conf, the AngularJS conference (, and a paneli... more

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