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How To Access Theia Runner

How to prepare for deploying software on a Theia Runner.
  • Last Update:2021-10-31
  • Version:002
  • Language:en


  1. Prerequisite
  2. Access Theia
  3. Locate Software Directory

We’ll show how to prepare for deploying a software (html5as-base for example) on a Theia Runner in this presentation. 

We will clarify the prerequisite in order to start the presentation. Then, we progress to show the steps to be prepared for the deployment on Theia.


To start deploying a software release, a Theia Runner is required.

You can follow the preview tutorial: HowTo Request A Theia Runner to have your SlapOS Theia IDE. Once you have it with a validated URL, a login and a password, you shall start this tutorial without problems.

Access Theia

Locate the connection parameter on your Theia service. You can access the Theia using the url and logging in with username and password.
After logging in, you will see the platform of Theia, which is very similar to VS Code, if you want to become a power user, a large part of https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/ applies (for example that section on editing with multi cursor)

Access Theia - Tips

Make it full screen (by F11) so that Ctrl+w does not close the browser tab.
All commands are available from command palette which comes with can be opened with F1.

Locate Software Directory

Once access Theia, you are able to locate the Software directory which contains a list of all software releases available in Theia. The list is based on the official SlapOS software repository. From there you can open a file. You can also use Ctrl+P and start typing a filename. As we are going to deploy html5as-base, let’s locate the software configuration (software.cfg) of html5as-base.


  • The computer is named “slaprunner”

  • Terminal uses bash by default