Installing the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ

The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ provides templates and functionality that allow you to easily create, develop, test, and deploy Azure applications using the IntelliJ IDEA development environment. The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ is an Open Source project, whose source code is available under the MIT License from the project's site on GitHub at the following URL:

https://github.com/microsoft/azure-tools-for-java

There are two methods of installing the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ, from the Settings dialog box and from the Configure menu on the start screen; both installation methods will be demonstrated in the following steps.

Prerequisites

The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ requires the following software components:

  • IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition, which can be downloaded from the JetBrains website.

  • A Java Developer Kit (JDK), version 1.8 or later.

  • An operating system. The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ has been tested on the following operating systems:

    • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008
    • Mac OS X version "Yosemite" or later
    • Ubuntu Linux version 14, 15, and 16

For more information, see the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ page at the JetBrains Plugin Repository.

To install the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ from the settings dialog box

  1. Start IntelliJ IDEA.

  2. When the IntelliJ IDEA opens, click File, then click Settings.

    Open the IntelliJ IDEA Settings Dialog Box

  3. In the Settings dialog box, click Plugins, and then click Browse repositories.

    IntelliJ IDEA Settings Dialog Box

  4. In the Browse Repositories dialog box, type "Azure" in the search box. Highlight Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ, and then click Install.

    Search for the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ

    IntelliJ IDEA displays the installation progress in a dialog box.

    Installation progress

  5. When the installation has completed, click Restart IntelliJ IDEA.

    Restart IntelliJ IDEA

  6. Click OK to close the Settings dialog box.

    Close IntelliJ IDEA Settings Dialog Box

  7. When prompted to restart IntelliJ IDEA or postpone, click Restart.

1 Restart IntelliJ IDEA

To install the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ from the start screen

  1. Start IntelliJ IDEA.

  2. When the IntelliJ IDEA start screen appears, click Configure, then click Plugins.

    Install IntelliJ IDEA Plugins

  3. In the Plugins dialog box, click Browse repositories.

    Browse IntelliJ IDEA Plugin Repositories

  4. In the Browse Repositories dialog box, type "Azure" in the search box. Highlight Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ, and then click Install.

    Search for the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ

    IntelliJ IDEA will display the installation progress in a dialog box.

    Installation progress

  5. When the installation has completed, click Restart IntelliJ IDEA.

    Restart IntelliJ IDEA

  6. When prompted to restart IntelliJ IDEA or postpone, click Restart.

    Restart IntelliJ IDEA

Next steps

For more information about the Azure toolkits for Java IDEs, see the following links:

For more information about using Java with Azure, see the Azure Java Developer Center and the Java Tools for Visual Studio Team Services.