IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2 Help

Register IntelliJ IDEA

You can evaluate IntelliJ IDEA for up to 30 days. After that, you need to buy and register a license.

  1. Do one of the following to open the License Activation dialog:

    • On the Welcome screen, click Configure | Manage License

    • From the main menu, select Help | Register

    The License Activation dialog
  2. Select how you want to register IntelliJ IDEA:



    JetBrains Account

    Register using the JetBrains Account.

    For more information, see What is JetBrains Account?

    Activation code

    Register using an activation code.

    You are given an activation code, when you purchase a license for the corresponding product.

    License server

    Register using a License Server.

    To override the URL of the system proxy during initial IntelliJ IDEA startup, use the -Djba.http.proxy property, which can be added as a JVM option.

    When performing silent install or managing IntelliJ IDEA installations on multiple machines, you can set the JETBRAINS_LICENSE_SERVER environment variable to point the installation to the license server URL.

Multiple licenses

If you have plugins that require a license, then instead of the License Activation dialog, open the Licenses dialog by clicking Help | Licenses from the main menu.

The Licenses dialog

The Licenses dialog contains a list of licenses and shows their states:

  • Expired: Renew your license to continue.

  • Grace period: You have several days until the license expires.

  • Evaluation period: Use without an active license.

  • Active license: Use until the expiry date.

To configure a license, click the Edit button, which opens the License Activation dialog.

Last modified: 17 October 2019