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Install the plugin

To use Lightrun from your IDE, you need to first install the Lightrun IDE plugin.

Instructions

Support

Lightrun currently supports IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm, and Visual Studio Code (VSCode). Support for additional IDEs is coming soon - sign up for our beta program to learn more!

The following procedure is for JetBrains IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, and PyCharm). The Lightrun plugin installation procedure for VSCode can be found here.

Version Support

The instructions below apply to JetBrains IDEs (IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm, and PyCharm) v2019.3 onwards. Follow the instructions here to update your JetBrains IDE.

  1. Navigate to Preferences (on Mac OS) or Settings (on Windows/Linux) in your IDE:

    JetBrains IDE Preferences

  2. Go to the Plugins section and select the Marketplace tab. Once selected, search for Lightrun and click Install:

    Install Plugin from Marketplace

  3. When prompted, restart the IDE. After the restart, Lightrun will appear in the right-hand sidebar and you can log into it by clicking the Login button.

    Lightrun - In Your IDE!

  4. Once logged in, you can move on to the final step - running the Lightrun Agent with your application:

    - Java agent

    - Python agent

    - Node.js agent


Last update: May 18, 2022