Installation scripts for new IBM Cloud Developer CLI Plugin and it's dependencies.
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IBM Cloud Developer Tools

This repo provides support for the IBM Cloud Developer Tools (IDT) CLI environment. The IDT tools currently consists of the IBM Cloud CLI (bx) 'dev' and other plugins, as well as extensions to multiple IDEs.

These tools work for the following environments:

If you run into any issues, please let us know on the IBM Cloud Tech Slack :: #developer-tools or file an issue on our GitHub repo.

IDT MacOS & Linux Installation

The following command will install the IBM Cloud Developer Tools in a single invocation. Open up a terminal and run the following command:

$ curl -sL | bash

Once complete, there will be three shortcuts defined to access the IBM Cloud Developer Tools:

  • idt : Main command line tool. Shorthand for 'bx dev' command
  • idt update : Update your IBM Cloud Developer Tools to the latest versions
  • idt uninstall : Uninstall the IBM Cloud Developer Tools

Access the platform-specific readme for additional details.

IDT Windows Installation

To install the IBM Cloud Developer Tools CLI on Windows 10 or newer:

  1. Open Windows PowerShell by right-clicking and select "Run as Administrator".
  2. Run this command:
Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted; iex(New-Object Net.WebClient).DownloadString('')

Access the Windows-specific readme for additional details.

3rd Party IDE Extensions

The following IDE extensions are available to enable access to IDT CLI directly from within the IDE.

Notice: These extensions are provided "as-is". IBM does not explicitly endorse, nor support these 3rd party products. Although we will attempt to answer questions through our Slack channel, because we want you to succeed and be happy.


We can be reached in the following ways. We encourage and welcome all feedback and suggestions