· Jul 26, 2023

How does Visual Studio Code Terminal connect to IRIS? SSH or WebService?

Visual Studio Code, like Atelier, connects to IRIS through the Web Server and a web service, unlike Studio that connect to the SuperServer port.

What about the VS Code terminal?  Does that open a shell with SSH or does it also use a web service?

In other words, does an IRIS developer using VS Code need direct access to the IRIS instance with SSH or the SuperServer port, in addition to the external or private web server to execute terminal commands?

Is that different with linux vs. Windows?

Product version: IRIS 2022.2
$ZV: IRIS for Windows (x86-64) 2022.2 (Build 368U) Fri Oct 21 2022 16:43:20 EDT [Health:4.0.0]
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@Kevin Kindschuh 
The VS Code Integrated Terminal is an OS shell, so if you want to open an IRIS terminal you need to use a command like "iris terminal <instance>". If that instance is on another machine, you'll have to use SSH. Starting with IRIS 2023.2, VS Code supports a WebSocket-based terminal so that you can launch a terminal on a remote server without needing SSH. The WebSocket terminal is not a full terminal though.