IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2 Help

Maven Settings Page

This page appears when you select Create from archetype option in the project wizard for Maven. Use this page to modify Maven default settings.



Maven home directory

Use this drop-down list to select a bundled Maven version that is available (for Maven2, version 2.2.1 and for Maven3, version 3.0.5) or the result of resolved system variables such as MAVEN_HOME or MAVEN2_HOME. You can also specify your own Maven version that is installed on your machine. You can click the Browse button and select the necessary directory in the dialog that opens.

User settings file

Specify the file that contains user-specific configuration for Maven in the text field. If you need to specify another file, select Override checkbox, click the ellipsis button and select the desired file in the Select User Settings File dialog.

Local repository

By default, this field shows the path to the local directory under the user home that stores downloads and contains the temporary build artifacts that you have not yet released. If you need to specify another directory, select Override checkbox, click the ellipsis button and select the desired path in the Select Local Repository dialog.


By default, the columns in this area display system properties that are passed to Maven for creating a project from the archetype.
You can click the following buttons to modify displayed properties:
  • icons general add svg Add a Maven property.

  • icons general remove svg Remove a Maven property.

  • icons actions edit svg Edit a Maven property.

Last modified: 17 October 2019