Endpoints tool window
The Endpoints tool window provides an aggregated view of both client and server APIs used in your project for HTTP and WebSocket protocols. The tool window can assist you when developing microservices and backend-frontend communication. It is also helpful for exploring third-party APIs.
To navigate to the endpoint declaration from the Endpoints tool window, do one of the following:
Select Go to Declaration from the endpoint's context menu.
Select the endpoint and press Ctrl+B.
Double-click the endpoint.
In the Endpoints tool window, you can filter the list of endpoints by module, type, and framework. To list endpoints from external sources (for example, from remote OpenAPI specifications) , select External under Module.
Endpoints marked as deprecated appear with a strikethrough (crossed out).
IntelliJ IDEA recognizes endpoints from the following frameworks:
Jakarta EE WebSocket
Java EE WebSocket
MicroProfile Rest Client
Spring Feign Client
Spring Reactive WebSocket
Spring Web Services
Micronaut HTTP Controllers
Micronaut HTTP Client
Micronaut Management Endpoints
Filter endpoints by module or select an external module
Filter endpoints by type
Filter endpoints by framework
Configure OpenAPI Sources: Add an external OpenAPI specification (for example, from SwaggerHub) to include endpoints from this specification in the Endpoints tool window and highlight them with a yellow background. In the OpenAPI Specifications window that opens, click in the Remote Specifications list, and specify the URL of an OpenAPI specification file or find an OpenAPI specification on SwaggerHub. This also adds URLs defined in the specification to code completion.
For more information, refer to Add a remote OpenAPI specification.
Configure the tool window layout and filters:
When you select an endpoint, you can see the details in the dedicated pane. Use or to show and hide the details pane.
Shows the generated HTTP or gRPC request for the selected endpoint.
If the corresponding server is running, you can submit the request to see the response immediately or open it in a separate HTTP requests file in the editor. For more information, refer to HTTP Client.
Shows the generated OpenAPI specification for the selected endpoints.
You can also generate an OpenAPI specification for an entire module: right-click a module in the Endpoints tool window and select Export Draft of OpenAPI Specification.
To preview the specification in a separate file, click .
Shows the documentation for the selected endpoint. Double-click an endpoint to navigate to its source code.
IntelliJ IDEA provides a diagram to show the interactions between microservices. In the Endpoints tool window, click .