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Authenticate Lightrun

Everytime you want to work from your IDE with Lightrun, you need to first authenticate your local environment with your Lightrun account.


Before getting started, make sure:

Authenticate Lightrun from IntelliJ

  1. From IntelliJ, click the Lightrun tab to expand the sidebar.

    Login from IntelliJ -quarter

  2. Click the red banner from the top of the plugin display.

    The browser opens to the Lightrun login page:

    Login Dialog -half


    The display might appear differently, with the Login and Register options appearing as buttons in the center of the Lightrun pane, similarly to the following: Login Dialog -quarter In this case, click the relevant option to authenticate.

  3. Log in to Lightrun with your user credentials.

    Once you're logged in, the Lightrun page reloads with a confirmation message. Notice that there's a timeout and you might need to re-login if it elapses.

  4. Go back to IntelliJ.

    The Lightrun banner in IntelliJ now appears green:

    Status Button -half


    If you authenticate Lightrun successfully, but relevant options are hidden, this means no agents are connected on the application server.

    The contextual Lightrun menu in IntelliJ displays relevant options:

    Right Click Context Menu -half

    And the Lightrun quick menu appears on your tool bar:

    IntelliJ Quick Menu -half

    These menus include the options to logout as well as settings and other options.

Last update: April 6, 2021