IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1 Help

Integration with application servers

By default, IntelliJ IDEA doesn't know what application servers you have installed and want to use. You need a local installation whether you want to run it locally or connect to a remotely running server.

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 aren't available, make sure that you didn't disable the plugin.

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

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

Define an application server

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open settings and then select Build, Execution, Deployment | Application Servers.

  2. Click the Add button and select the application server.

  3. In the dialog that opens, specify the location of the installation directory and click OK.

    If you specify the correct location, IntelliJ IDEA should detect the version and set everything up.

How to define an application server

You can also define the application server from the run configuration.

Last modified: 25 March 2024