IntelliJ IDEA 2022.1 Help

Register IntelliJ IDEA

You can evaluate IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate for up to 30 days. After installing the IDE, log in to your JetBrains Account to start using the IntelliJ IDEA's trial version.

Start the free trial

  1. In the Licenses dialog that opens when you start IntelliJ IDEA, select the Start trial option and click Log in to JetBrains Account. You will be redirected to the JetBrains Account website.

    The Licenses dialog
  2. Log in to your JetBrains Account on the website and click the Start Trial button in the Licenses dialog to start your trial period.

    Start your trial version

Upon the expiration of the trial version, you need to buy and register a license to continue using IntelliJ IDEAUltimate. A new trial period will be available for the next released version of IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate.

Activate IntelliJ IDEA license

  1. Do one of the following to open the Licenses dialog:

    • From the main menu, select Help | Register

    • On the Welcome screen, click Help | Manage License

    IntelliJ IDEA: Licenses dialog
  2. If necessary, log in to your JetBrains Account.

  3. Select how you want to register IntelliJ IDEA or a plugin that requires a license:

    Register using the JetBrains Account.

    Activate IntelliJ IDEA license with a JB Account

    IntelliJ IDEA will automatically show the list of your licenses and their details like expiration date and identifier. Click Activate to start using your license.

    If your license is not shown on the list, click Refresh license list.

    Register using an activation code.

    Activate IntelliJ IDEA license with an activation code

    You can get an activation code when you purchase a license for the corresponding product.

    Register using the Floating License Server.

    Activate IntelliJ IDEA license with a license server

    When performing silent installation or managing IntelliJ IDEA installations on multiple machines, you can set the JETBRAINS_LICENSE_SERVER environment variable to point the installation to the Floating License Server URL.

    Alternatively, you can set the Floating License Server URL by adding the -DJETBRAINS_LICENSE_SERVER JVM option.

Early Access Program

Pre-release builds of IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate that are part of the Early Access Program are shipped with a 30-days license. Log in with your JetBrains Account to start using IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate EAP.

You can use either your JetBrains Account directly or your Google, GitHub, GitLab, or BitBucket account for authorization. You can also create a new JetBrains Account if you don't have one yet.

Login options

  1. Click Log in to JetBrains Account. You will be automatically redirected to the JetBrains Account website.

    Login dialog
  2. On the website, log in using your JetBrains Account credentials.

  3. Once you've successfully logged in, you can start using IntelliJ IDEA EAP by clicking Get Started.

    If you want to participate in EAP-related activities and provide your feedback, make sure to select the Send me EAP-related feedback requests and surveys option.

    Successful login
  1. Click the Create an account link. You will be automatically redirected to the JetBrains Account website. Follow the instructions on the website to register a new JetBrains Account.

    Login with a new account
  2. Once you've successfully logged in, you can start using IntelliJ IDEA EAP by clicking Get Started.

    If you want to participate in EAP-related activities and provide your feedback, make sure to select the Send me EAP-related feedback requests and surveys option.

    Successful login
  1. Click the icon of the service that you want to use for logging in. You will be redirected to the login page on the website of the selected service.

    Login with a service account
  2. Once you've successfully logged in, you can start using IntelliJ IDEA EAP by clicking Get Started.

    If you want to participate in EAP-related activities and provide your feedback, make sure to select the Send me EAP-related feedback requests and surveys option.

    Successful login

Access to JetBrains Account: Troubleshooting

If you encounter problems when attempting to log in to your JetBrains Account, this may be due to one of the following reasons:

No free ports

IntelliJ IDEA waits for a response about successful login from the JetBrains Account website. If there are no ports available, IntelliJ IDEA will suggest logging in with an authorization token.

Unable to open JetBrains Account in your browser

When you click Log in to JetBrains Account, IntelliJ IDEA redirects you to the JetBrains Account website. If your system browser doesn't start, use the Troubles emergency button. IntelliJ IDEA will suggest logging in with an authorization token.

The Troubles button in the Login dialog
The Troubles button in the Login dialog

No access to JetBrains Account

The login process requires access to the JetBrains Account website. IntelliJ IDEA automatically redirects you to the website or lets you log in with an authorization token. If both options don't work and you cannot access the website, contact your system administrator. Otherwise, it will not be possible for you to log in and start using IntelliJ IDEA.

Log in with an authorization token

An authorization token is a way to log in to your JetBrains Account if your system doesn't allow for redirection from the IDE directly, for example, due to your company's security policy. IntelliJ IDEA recognizes when redirection to the JetBrains Account website is impossible. It enables you to copy a link to generate an authorization token manually.

  1. Click Copy link and open the copied link in your browser.

    Copy the link to get an authorization token
  2. Log in to your JetBrains Account to generate an authorization token. After that, copy the token, paste it to the IDE authorization token field and click Check token. Once you've successfully logged in, you can start using IntelliJ IDEA.

Last modified: 10 June 2022