IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1 Help

Licensing and useful links


JetBrains Gateway itself is a free application. To use remote development, you will need a license for the remote IDE.

If you have certain setup scenarios based on company's security regulations, check the licensing changes, and reach out to us for more information.

The licensing for Remote Development is handled on the local machine and is covered by your existing active IDE license.

No license information is passed to or saved on the remote server. You can start the IDE backend without entering the license information since JetBrains Gateway is a free application.

The license will be checked later when you connect to the launched IDE backend. Product in the license on your local machine must match the remote backend IDE. If you use a corporate floating license server, that's your local (client) machine, which must be able to reach this server. In this context nothing is changed from the same local IntelliJ IDEA mechanism.

Licensing changes

Since the Remote Development solution moves closer to General Availability (GA), in the 2024.1 version release, we will have slight changes in the licensing.

Individual users

If you use Remote Development, you will still only need a license for the remote IDE. There are no changes, the licensing is handled on the local machine and is covered by your existing active IDE license.

The Remote Development is available as a part of the product commercial editions.

Additionally, based on your setup scenarios in the company, the following licensing changes may apply:

  • If the remote development orchestration is done "in house" then the additional fees are charged by JetBrains.

  • If you are using one of JetBrains authorized Gateway partners to provide remote development orchestration, the additional fees will be collected from the partner.

    The list of the authorized partners is as follows:

The following links can help you quickly find the needed information:

Last modified: 11 February 2024