Get started with DDEV-Live

This tutorial will step you through setting up DDEV-Live as a new user - from initial account authentication to installing the DDEV-Live CLI.

You will need

Install the DDEV-Live GitHub app

Grant DDEV-Live access to your selected repositories.
1. In your browser, navigate to https://dash.ddev.com.
2. If prompted, click the Login With Github button and log in to GitHub if needed. The DDEV-Live UI displays.
3. In the Important Links section on the dash homepage, click the Install Github App link. A GitHub configuration page displays.
4. Choose the personal or organization account where you want to install the app, then select the repositories you want DDEV-Live to access and click Install. You or the organization must own the repositories.

You can change these settings and add or remove repositories later in Settings.

Install the DDEV-Live CLI

You can install the DDEV-Live CLI with Homebrew

$ brew tap drud/ddev-live
$ brew install drud/ddev-live/ddev-live

Alternative Mac and Linux install

From the DDEV-Live dashboard, click the Authenticate via CLI link for your operating system to download the DDEV-Live CLI. This will download a file named ddev-live.zip.

  1. Extract ddev-live.zip. For example: unzip ddev-live.zip.
  2. Move the resulting ddev-live binary to a directory that is in your $PATH variable. For example: mv ~/Downloads/ddev-live /usr/local/bin. You may need to add to your $PATH in your .bash_profile or equivalent.

Windows

From the DDEV-Live dashboard, click the Authenticate via CLI link for Windows to download the DDEV-Live CLI. This will download a file named ddev-live.zip.

  1. Extract ddev-live.zip to a directory that is in your %PATH% variable. For example, extract to: C:\Program Files. You may need to edit and add to the Path environment variable in Advanced System Properties.

Verify installation and authenticate

Authentication connects the DDEV-Live platform to the DDEV-Live CLI.

  1. In your terminal window, type ddev-live. Successful installation will return usage information. Run ddev-live [command] -h at any time for details on commands.
  2. Run ddev-live auth. A browser window opens the DDEV-Live dashboard displaying a confirmation message.
    The CLI displays Authentication complete!. If you are primarily working with one organization you may want to run ddev-live auth --default-org to refer to sites only using instead of / and eliminate needing to use the --org flag for subsequent commands.

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