Configuring an existing workspace to use IntelliJ IDEA

You can configure an already existing workspace to use IntelliJ IDEA as the editor in the Che dashboard.

Procedure
  1. Navigate to the Che dashboard → Workspaces → <your_workspace_name> → Devfile.

  2. Add the following component to the workspace devfile:

    - type: cheEditor
      id: che-incubator/intellij-community/2020.2.2

    If you have configured plugins or commands in your devfile when using Theia, they will not be accepted by IntelliJ IDEA because they were designed specifically for Theia.