Downloading Libraries from Maven Repositories
IntelliJ IDEA makes it possible to find and download libraries from the public Maven repositories, bypassing the
pom.xml file. This way, you can keep abreast with ever-changing external libraries stored in public Maven repositories, without creating a Maven project. So doing, one can use the Maven coordinates to uniquely identify the required libraries.
To download libraries from the public Maven repositories
- Open the Project Structure dialog (e.g. Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S).
- Under Project Settings, click Libraries.
- In the central part of the Libraries page, click to add a new library.
- In the New Project Library window, select From Maven to add a new library from the Maven repository.
- In the dialog box that opens, specify the following parameters:
You can also opt to download sources and documentation, by selecting the corresponding check boxes.
- Click OK. IntelliJ IDEA downloads the library and stores it in the specified location. In the right part of the Project Settings page, you can see the details of the added library and perform the following actions: