How It Works

Heroku Toolbelt

Everything you need to get started using Heroku

Heroku Toolbelt for Mac OS X

What is it?

  • Heroku client - CLI tool for creating and managing Heroku apps
  • Foreman - an easy option for running your apps locally
  • Git - revision control and pushing to Heroku

Getting started

Once installed, you'll have access to the heroku command from your command shell. Log in using the email address and password you used when creating your Heroku account:

$ heroku login
Enter your Heroku credentials.
Email: adam@example.com
Password (typing will be hidden):
Authentication successful.

You're now ready to create your first Heroku app:

$ cd ~/myapp
$ heroku create
Creating stark-fog-398... done, stack is cedar-14
http://stark-fog-398.herokuapp.com/ | https://git.heroku.com/stark-fog-398.git
Git remote heroku added

Technical details

The heroku command line client will be installed into /usr/local/heroku and /usr/local/heroku/bin will be added to your PATH.