IntelliJ IDEA 13.1.0 Web Help

Some features described here are available in Ultimate edition only.

IntelliJ IDEA supports efficient development, packaging, and deployment of Web services.

The supported standards are:

You can also enable and manually configure support of the following additional WS engines:

IntelliJ IDEA provides the following development and packaging facilities:

  • Setting up the relevant module structure and downloading all the necessary resources based on the dedicated Web services facet you specify.
  • Generating the necessary deployment descriptors, mapping and manifest files "on-the-fly".
  • Packaging the Web service files, with the EAR file structure following the rules defined by the Enterprise Web Services 1.1 specification.


The Web service development functionality is provided via the Web Services bundled plugin, which is by default enabled. If not, enable it using the Plugin Configuration Wizard or the Plugins page of the Settings dialog box.

To develop a Web service
  1. In a Java module, enable support of the relevant Web service.
  2. Populate the module with the necessary classes and methods.
  3. Compile the developed classes and expose them as a Web service.


    To enable developing the client side of the Web service before the Web service itself is deployed, generate a WSDL document.

  4. Configure the artifacts to deploy.


    Do not forget to include the Web and Web Services facet resources in the artifact.

  5. Create a run configuration. On the Deployment tab, create a list of artifacts to be deployed. Specify the application contexts for each of them.
  6. Run the application.
  7. View and manage deployed Web services in the Deployment Console of the Run tool window.

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