Installing the Marketplace Kit
This guide will help you install the platformOS Marketplace Kit, that allows you to easily deploy your configuration files and assets to our platform, and communicate with the platformOS API.
The Marketplace Kit provides a wide range of features beyond initializing your codebase, including syncing and deployment, auditing, data export and import, migrations, logging, and a GUI.
To install the Marketplace Kit, you need NPM (Node.js Package Manager). See our tutorials for installing NPM on Mac or Windows:
Installing the Marketplace Kit is a two-step process:
Step 1: Install the Marketplace Kit using NPM
Start your command-line tool (e.g. Terminal on a Mac, or Git Bash on Windows), and enter:
npm install -g @platform-os/marketplace-kit
If your Node.js is installed for all users you might need to use
sudo to install NPM packages globally:
sudo npm install -g @platform-os/marketplace-kit
You can follow the installation process in your command-line (something similar to this will be displayed during installation):
/usr/local/bin/marketplace-kit -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@platform-os/marketplace-kit/marketplace-kit /usr/local/bin/marketplace-kit-env -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@platform-os/marketplace-kit/marketplace-kit-env /usr/local/bin/marketplace-kit-archive -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@platform-os/marketplace-kit/marketplace-kit-archive /usr/local/bin/marketplace-kit-env-add -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@platform-os/marketplace-kit/marketplace-kit-env-add /usr/local/bin/marketplace-kit-deploy -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@platform-os/marketplace-kit/marketplace-kit-deploy /usr/local/bin/marketplace-kit-env-list -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@platform-os/marketplace-kit/marketplace-kit-env-list /usr/local/bin/marketplace-kit-push -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@platform-os/marketplace-kit/marketplace-kit-push /usr/local/bin/marketplace-kit-sync -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@platform-os/marketplace-kit/marketplace-kit-sync /usr/local/bin/marketplace-kit-watch -> /usr/local/lib/node_modules/@platform-os/marketplace-kit/marketplace-kit-watch + @firstname.lastname@example.org added 88 packages in 6.719s
Step 2: Test the Marketplace Kit
Use the following command to test the Marketplace Kit:
If the Marketplace Kit has been installed correctly, running this command displays the version of your Marketplace Kit. If the Marketplace Kit hasn't been installed, running this command gives a
command not found error.
Congratulations! You have installed the Marketplace Kit. You can now create your codebase.