Installation & Configuration

Bundle Installation

To install Pimcore Direct Edit bundle use following commands:

composer require pimcore/direct-edit
./bin/console pimcore:bundle:enable PimcoreDirectEditBundle
./bin/console pimcore:bundle:install PimcoreDirectEditBundle

Update Database

Run bin/console doctrine:schema:update to apply the bundle's database schemes.

Maintenance Commands

Add the following command to your crontab, to ensure cleanup of inactive tokens after x hours.

~/www/bin/console pimcore:direct-edit:cleanup --hours=x

Mercure Setup

The bundle uses Mercure for server-client communication during file editing. Thus, Mercure needs to be up and running to allow direct file editing.

For a detailed setup instruction, see

Configuration in a nutshell

Apache Reverse Proxy

Enable http_proxy in apache and add the following reverse proxy in your apache config:

   ProxyPass /hub/ http://localhost:3000/
   ProxyPassReverse /hub/ http://localhost:3000/


Use your preferred password generator to create a secure JWT key, which is used by the application to encrypt JWT tokens and payloads.

Keep the jwt_key private!

To learn more about JWT keys, take a look at

Add generated jwt-key to the applications parameter settings:

    # ...
            jwt_key: 'your-256-bit-secret'

Start Mercure

The bundle ships with an executable of Mercure (of course you also could use another binary). To run Mercure, use following command:

./vendor/pimcore/direct-edit/bin/mercure --jwt-key=your-256-bit-secret --addr=':3000' --debug --allow-anonymous --cors-allowed-origins='*' -f --debug

The hub must be permanently up and running. You can use following crontab example to ensure that:

*/5 * * * * /usr/bin/flock -n /tmp/mercure.lockfile /<system-path>/mercure --jwt-key=your-256-bit-secret --addr=':3000' --debug --allow-anonymous --cors-allowed-origins='*' -f

Check if Mercure is running

To see if Mercure is up and available, call This request should return the text

Missing "topic" parameter.

Also execute curl from the command line of the server to ensure that the URL is also accessible by the server itself.

Install Pimcore Direct Edit Client

Install Pimcore Direct Edit client on every device where you want you use the direct edit feature.

To install it, download latest and run the setup:


Supported Operating Systems for Desktop Client

  • Windows 10
  • MacOS

Browser Compatibility

The application has been tested with the following browsers:

  • Chrome Version 83.0.4103.106 (Official Build) (32-Bit) ✅
  • Firefox Browser 77.0.1 (64-bit) ✅
  • Microsoft Edge Version 83.0.478.54 (Official Build) (64-Bit) ✅
  • Safari 131.1 (on MacOS) ✅
  • Chrome Version 83.0.4103.116 (64 Bit) (on MacOS) ✅