Docker tools settings
Specify the paths to the Docker CLI executables that IntelliJ IDEA uses for interacting with the Docker daemon.
Enable the Docker plugin
This functionality relies on the Docker 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.
Press Control+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and then select.
Open the Installed tab, find the Docker plugin, and select the checkbox next to the plugin name.
IntelliJ IDEA should be able to automatically detect the Docker CLI executables in the default install location. However, if you installed Docker in a custom location, you may need to specify the paths manually.
- Docker executable
Specify the path to the base Docker CLI executable. Default locations:
macOS and Linux
- Docker Compose executable
Specify the path to the Docker Compose standalone executable. By default, Compose V2 integrates into the Docker CLI platform via the
If you are using Compose V1, specify the path to
docker-compose. For more information, see docker-compose vs docker compose.