Managing the SDK for Your Project

This page describes how to manage the Cloud SDK in Cloud Tools for IntelliJ. You can either allow the plugin to automatically manage the SDK for you, or you can manage the SDK yourself.

To view the current Cloud SDK configuration:

  1. Select File > Settings.

  2. On the Settings dialog, select Other Settings > Google > Cloud SDK.

Auto-managed SDK

If you don't have an SDK configured, then the plugin automatically downloads the latest version of the SDK. It can also periodically check for and install updates.

The plugin checks for the SDK at the following events:

  • when you install the plugin

  • when you start IntelliJ

  • when you deploy your App Engine application

  • when you start the App Engine standard local server.

When you select the Allow the plugin to manage and install the Cloud SDK option, then Cloud Tools for IntelliJ manages the SDK.

The Preferences dialog with Google Cloud Tools selected. The main area
shows the version number of the SDK. The dialog also shows a field for browsing
to a custom SDK, with an unselected checkbox for choosing an SDK.

You can also select the Automatically update the SDK checkbox to allow the plugin to update the SDK. If your Cloud SDK is out of date, the Update now button is enabled, so that you can update your SDK immediately.

Self-managed SDK

If you previously configured Cloud Tools for IntelliJ with the Cloud SDK, then it continues to use that SDK.

To continue to manage the Cloud SDK yourself:

  1. On the Cloud SDK page, select the Use a custom local installation option.

  2. Click the ellipsis (...) next to the field and navigate to the Cloud SDK you want to use.

  3. Click OK.

    The Setting dialog with Google > Cloud SDK
selected. The main area shows radio buttons to allow the plugin to manage
the SDK or to use a custom installation. The dialog also shows a field for
browsing to a custom SDK with a button with ellipses.

    IntelliJ uses the specified SDK. If you want to update your Cloud SDK, you should first download the desired SDK and then select the path to it on this dialog.

Was this page helpful? Let us know how we did:

Send feedback about...

Cloud Tools for IntelliJ
Need help? Visit our support page.