DevContentOps Toolkit

Crafter CMS provides a DevContentOps Toolkit to support DevContentOps processes in Crafter CMS. The DevContentOps Toolkit contains the Crafter CMS Command Line Interface (CLI), that allows you to authenticate with Crafter CMS and exercise its APIs via a Unix or Windows command line interface.

To run the command line tool (A Bash and Windows Crafter CMS Command line Interface (CLI) for DevContentOps processes), download the DevContentOps Toolkit archive file from and extract the contents to any directory. In your terminal program, navigate to the bin folder under the directory where you extracted the tool, DOWNLOAD_DIR/crafter-cli-3.1.x/bin/. There you will find two versions of the tool:

  • crafter-cli: - for users on a Linux/macOS operating system

  • crafter-cli.bat - for users on a Windows operating system

When using the crafter-cli, we first need to setup the connection to Crafter CMS before we can use the other available commands. To setup the connection, run the add-environment command, provide a name, the url for a Crafter CMS authoring server and the authentication information.

For the example below, we’ll use local for the name, http://localhost:8080 for the url, and username john for the authentication. Leave the password blank, you will be prompted for the password after issuing the add-environment command:

➜  ./crafter-cli add-environment -e local -u http://localhost:8080 --username john --password
Enter value for --password (The password for authentication):

After setting up the connection to Crafter CMS, you may now create sites or sync a remote repository from the command line, etc:

Here’s an example of creating a site:

➜  ./crafter-cli create-site -e local -s myeditorial --blueprint org.craftercms.blueprint.editorial

Here’s an example of adding a remote to a site:

➜  ./crafter-cli add-remote -e local -s editorial -n origin -u

Here’s an example of syncing to a remote repository:

➜  ./crafter-cli sync-to -e local -s editorial -n origin -b site-updates

To view the available commands, type in ./crafter-cli -h

➜  ./crafter-cli -help
Usage: crafter-cli [-hV] [COMMAND]
  -h, --help      Show this help message and exit.
  -V, --version   Print version information and exit.
  help             Displays help information about the specified command
  add-environment  Adds the configuration to connect to Crafter CMS
  add-remote       Adds a remote repository to a site
  create-site      Creates a site from a blueprint or a remote repository
  list-remotes     List the remote repositories of a site
  sync-from        Sync the content of a site from a remote repository
  sync-to          Sync the content of a site to a remote repository

To view more information about each command, just enter ./crafter-cli <command>, for example:

➜  ./crafter-cli add-environment
Usage: crafter-cli add-environment --password [--config=path] -e=<environment>
                                [-p=<profile>] -u=<url> --username=<username>
Adds the configuration to connect to Crafter CMS
      --config=path         The folder to store configurations
  -e, --environment=<environment>
                            The name of the environment
  -p, --profile=<profile>   The name of the profile
      --password            The password for authentication
  -u, --url=<url>           The URL of the server
      --username=<username> The username for authentication

You can also find more information on the crafter-cli commands, here: