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Install the plugin

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


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

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.

Installing the Lightrun plugin from JetBrains Plugin Marketplace

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

    JetBrains IDE Preferences
    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
    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
    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 29, 2023