Cloud Pak for Applications

Install Developer Tools (Mac OSx)


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

Two web pages will be created, as part of installing the OpenShift Container Platform cluster and the Cloud Pak for Applications. The two landing pages can be found in the Cluster Console under Routes and are named kabanero-landing and icpa-landing. It is recommended that you use these pages to get 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 Tools

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

When the Cloud Pak for Applications is installed, a “landing page” is created for the Kabanero Enterprise edition. Your administrator can give you this URL.

Command Line Tools

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

Command line tools


On mac git is installed by default. You may use which git to validate that it is installed.

OpenShift command line interface (oc)

More information can be found here: For complete installation instructions there is a video you should watch. Note: You will need to login using your RedHat customer account.

oc is also available from


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


Multiple platform installation instructions

IDE: Codewind with Eclipse or VS Code

The prerequisites are here:

  • Eclipse installation
  • VS Code installation: