What a journey!  I am going to document this for the sole reason that I am aware that I will once again need this information only just a few days from now.  Problem: I have a nuget package that I want to push to an Azure Artifact directory.  I figured easy enough there is some documentation and I tried with the following:

nuget push -source "MyFeed_feed" -apikey az "C:\tfs\Git\MLayout\MLayout\MLayout\bin\Debug\Layout.1.0.0.nupkg"

I did have to download Nuget and ensure it was found when using the above command via command prompt.  Once setup, and re-ran I was prompted for username and password. As many times as I tried it would just continue to fail and eventually would timeout.  I am sure this worked just a few weeks ago.

Regardless on to plan B, documentation..


1) I downloaded the latest Nuget.exe

2) Download and install the credential provider (this one was a bit more challenging)

I figured I would use the Automatic approach. 

a) I downloaded installcredprovider.ps1 from this github location https://github.com/microsoft/artifacts-credprovider/tree/master/helpers (more information can be found here)

b) Now that I have a file on disk, I have to run it.  I started Powershell  then proceeded to run this ps1 by typing .\installcredprovider.ps1 at the PS >


d) Now with this installed I retried to push my nuget package with nuget push -source "MyFeed_feed" -apikey az "C:\tfs\Git\MLayout\MLayout\MLayout\bin\Debug\Layout.1.0.0.nupkg"

     No go, so I tried with using the vs.net command prompt.

    I opened up a command prompt from Windows-Start ensuring to pick the “Developer Command Prompt for VS 2019”

Now, I ensured that nuget.exe was available and it was! So I retried my nuget push.  You can see finally, that it used the Credential Provider


The entire process probably 1 hour of effort, but essentially using the VS.NET 2019 command prompt, download the ps1 for the credprovider, execute using powershell then retry.  Finally.


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