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Install Developer Tools (Windows)


Before beginning these steps you should have:

  1. A github account (or Github Enterprise)
  2. A Dockerhub account (needed to install docker)
  3. A Red Hat entitled customer account (to install oc)
  4. An IDE (Eclipse or VS Code to use with Codewind)
  5. A login for your Openshift Container cluster

Installing Client tools from web pages on the cluster

A landing page is created during the install of Cloud Pak for Applications. The landing page is available in the top menu bar and is named Cloud Pak Console. The landing page is also found in the Administrator Console under Networking::Routes and is named icpa-landing in the kabanero namespace. The Cloud Pak Console pages provide the most current installation information about the client tools. This document will also provide links to these tools on the web.

When the OpenShift cluster is created, a reference page is generated for the OpenShift command line tools. There are several useful links on this page. Get this URL from your administrator.

Command Line ToolsDownload Command Line Tools

Note: You will need to authenticate (login) to your cluster.

The Cloud Pak Console provides additional information on installing additional development tools. In the Console page, select the Setup dev tools button and follow instructions in the pop-up.

Cloud Pak ConsoleSetup Dev Tools

Note: You will need to authenticate (login) to your cluster.

Command line tools


Install git for windows from:

OpenShift OpenShift command line interface (oc)

Recommend to download from OpenShift cluster using instructions with Setup Dev Tools. Alternatively, more information can be found here:

Note: You will need to login using your RedHat customer account.


Install docker from here: Note: You will need to authenticate (login) to docker.


Follow the link on the Cloud Pak Console landing page. Or use multiple platform installation instructions

IDE: Codewind with Eclipse or VS Code

These installations provide shortcuts and commands from within the IDE.