The company wants to dispel any notion that the public registry will be eliminated or that its elimination was ever under consideration. NPM is, in fact, continuing the public registry while also making recent improvements to its behind-the-firewall, commercially licensed, private registry for enterprises.
Rumor of a planned termination of the freely available public registry, leaving only the paid enterprise service, was reported by The Register. But Ahmad Nassri, NPM CTO, has sought to dispel this suggestion. “We clearly want to dismiss [this notion],” Nassri said. Such a move was not a conversation that ever happened or will ever happen, he stressed.
Also part of the security upgrade are organization-specific vulnerability reports, available in a beta release for select customers. Another improvement is SAML support for single sign-on in addition to OpenID Connect, for authenticating users with user management infrastructure rather than maintaining a separate set of user accounts. NPM Enterprise moved to a production-level status in February.