Netlify Large Media Setup

Every time I need to clone to a new computer, I have to remember how to setup the credentials for Netlify Large Media. I’ve enjoyed using their system for the image transformations that it can do separate from my install and their use of a CDN. However, it adds another layer of complication to the system.

So, what does that mean?

First, make sure that git and git lfs are installed.

Use the git bash terminal for the following steps. PS and WSL don’t seem to work.

  1. Make sure that Node.js is installed.
  2. Then, make sure to install and authorize netlify cli:
npm install netlify-cli -g
netlify login

This should launch a browser to authorize netlify with this setup:

3. Install Netlify Credential Helper

netlify lm:install

That completes the install. The other thing that I learned is that using the built in clone tool in VSCode doesn’t seem to work with the credential helper. I think. In any case, use the git bash terminal to run a git clone instead. Once the initial clone is complete, the built in tools seem to work fine.


Hopefully that’s enough. I’m writing this after I’ve done all the work, and I don’t really know a good way to test it to make sure these steps are all correct, but I’m reasonably confident I’ve hit the high points. Hopefully, this will be helpful the next time I need to do something like this.

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