Step-by-step guide on how to set up a proxy for IntelliJ

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IntelliJ IDEA is an adaptable integrated development environment (IDE) that supports multiple programming languages. It boasts a powerful code editor with features like a problem window, auto-completion, and an AI Assistant. Setting up a proxy in IntelliJ is useful when you want the program to connect to the internet through a different server. This can help bypass blocks, access restricted sites, and work with censored web resources.

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How to set up a proxy in Intellij

Configuring a proxy in IntelliJ is straightforward and can be done through the program's settings. Here's how:

  1. Open IntelliJ and click on the “Customize” button in the main menu on the left.


  2. In the settings window, expand the “All settings” menu to access all settings.


  3. Under “Appearance & Behavior”, find “System Settings” and then select “HTTP Proxy”.


  4. Check the box next to “Manual proxy configuration” and select the protocol type (HTTP or SOCKS).


  5. Enter the IP-address and port of your proxy server. You can also specify sites that should bypass the proxy.


  6. If your proxy requires authentication, check the “Proxy authentication” box and enter your username and password.


  7. Check the “Remember” box if you want IntelliJ to remember the authentication data.


  8. Click “Check connection” to test the proxy. Enter a website address and click “OK” to confirm.


  9. If the proxy is working, you'll see a notification. Click “OK” to save the settings.


Setting up a proxy in IntelliJ affects all connections made by the program, including plugin loading, synchronization, and license verification.