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Creating a Remote Scope

You can create a remote scope before or after initializing a Bit workspace.

Quick Guide#

For those that don't like reading docs feel free to follow the quick guide at the top of each page.

  1. Create an account on Bit.dev and login
bit login
  1. Create a new scope on Bit.dev
  2. Update your default scope in the workspace.jsonc file with the name of your scope

What is a Scope?#

Scope is a virtual storage for components. Bit uses Scopes to save versions of Bit Components and access them as needed. Set Remote scopes on Bit.dev or self-hosted Bit servers to share components.


Create a Bit.dev account#

By default, Bit is connected to bit.dev as its default hosting provider. Run the bit login command for Bit to open a login/sign-up form for a new personal account.

bit login

Once an account has been created successfully, your terminal will greet you with the following message:

successfully added @bit as a scoped registry at /Users/<account>/.npmrcsuccess! logged in as <account name>
tip

Use bit login --help or bit login -h to get a list of available options for this command.


Create a Remote Scope#

Open the create scope tab:

  1. Choose your account name.
  2. Type demo-scope as the scope name.
  3. Select Harmony as "scope type".
  4. Click on "Create".


Updating the Default Scope#

Once you have setup a remote scope you may need to configure the workspace.jsonc to reflect the correct username and scope.

  • Open the workspace.jsonc file
  • find the line "defaultScope": "my-scope"
  • Replace it with your username/organization name, and 'demo-scope' as your scope
workspace.jsonc
{  "teambit.workspace/workspace": {    "defaultScope": "your-username.demo-scope"  }}

Resetting the Dev Server#

Any change in the workspace.jsonc file requires a restart of the local dev-server. We can stop our server using (Ctl/cmd + c) and run it again using the start command.

bit start
tip

Use bit start --help or bit start -h to get a list of available options for this command.


What's Next?#

Once you have created your remote scope and configured your defaultScope you can then create more components, compose components or export your components to the remote scope so they can be published and installed in other Bit workspaces or in other web projects.