Since working remotely became a necessity, IntelliJ IDEA offers the Remote Development functionality to help you code, run, debug, and deploy your projects remotely.
To establish a connection to a remote server, you need to download and install JetBrains Gateway. Depending on you local OS, use one of the following installers:
Download the JetBrains Gateway 2021.3 .dmg.
Download the JetBrains Gateway 2021.3 .exe.
Download the JetBrains Gateway 2021.3 .tar.gz.
The licensing of Remote Development is handled on the local machine. No license information is passed to or saved on the remote server. You can start the IDE backend without entering the license information since JetBrains Gateway is a free utility application.
The license will be checked when you connect to the launched IDE backend. In this context nothing is changed from the way how the regular local IntelliJ IDEA is handling the licensing.
For the information on how to configure the Remote Development environment and open your project, refer to Getting started with remote development.
If you have encountered problems, contact the Remote Development support (firstname.lastname@example.org).