npm install fails with CERT_UNTRUSTED

I have not investigated why but during the install of the azure node.js package, I received a CERT_UNTRUSTED error as indicated below:

PS C:\> npm install azure
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/azure
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/azure
npm http GET https://registry.npmjs.org/azure
npm ERR! Error: SSL Error: CERT_UNTRUSTED
npm ERR! at ClientRequest.<anonymous> (C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\node_modules\npm\node_modules\request\main.js:4
40:26)
npm ERR! at ClientRequest.g (events.js:156:14)
npm ERR! at ClientRequest.emit (events.js:67:17)
npm ERR! at HTTPParser.parserOnIncomingClient [as onIncoming] (http.js:1256:7)
npm ERR! at HTTPParser.parserOnHeadersComplete [as onHeadersComplete] (http.js:91:29)
npm ERR! at CleartextStream.socketOnData [as ondata] (http.js:1288:20)
npm ERR! at CleartextStream._push (tls.js:375:27)
npm ERR! at SecurePair.cycle (tls.js:734:20)
npm ERR! at EncryptedStream.write (tls.js:130:13)
npm ERR! at Socket.ondata (stream.js:38:26)
npm ERR! [Error: SSL Error: CERT_UNTRUSTED]
npm ERR! You may report this log at:
npm ERR! <http://github.com/isaacs/npm/issues>
npm ERR! or email it to:
npm ERR! <npm-@googlegroups.com>
npm ERR! System Windows_NT 6.2.9200
npm ERR! command “C:\\Program Files (x86)\\nodejs\\\\node.exe” “C:\\Program Files (x86)\\nodejs\\node_modules\\npm\\bin\
\npm-cli.js” “install” “azure”
npm ERR! cwd C:\
npm ERR! node -v v0.6.20
npm ERR! npm -v 1.1.37
npm ERR! message SSL Error: CERT_UNTRUSTED
npm ERR!
npm ERR! Additional logging details can be found in:
npm ERR! C:\npm-debug.log
npm ERR! not ok code undefined
npm ERR! not ok code 1

To continue with the install, you can use the following:

npm config set strict-ssl false

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