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Application servers

IntelliJ IDEA provides integration with various application servers, enabling you to start and stop local servers, connect to running remote servers, and deploy your artifacts on those servers. You can also debug your application right from the IDE.

By default, IntelliJ IDEA provides integration with the following application servers (relevant plugins are bundled):

You can install plugins to add support for other application servers, for example:

To get started with application servers in IntelliJ IDEA, see Tutorial: Your first Java EE application.

Enable the Jakarta EE: Application Servers plugin

This functionality relies on the Jakarta EE: Application Servers plugin, which is bundled and enabled in IntelliJ IDEA by default. If the relevant features are not available, make sure that you did not disable the plugin.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and select Plugins.

  2. Open the Installed tab, find the Jakarta EE: Application Servers plugin, and select the checkbox next to the plugin name.

Get started with an application server

  1. Let IntelliJ IDEA know where the server is installed.

    For more information, see Integration with application servers.

  2. Create and launch an application server run configuration.

    For more information, see Application server run configurations.

Last modified: 17 January 2023