AWS Toolkit for JetBrains
User Guide

AWS Explorer

AWS Explorer provides convenient access to several features in the AWS Toolkit for JetBrains. These include managing connections from the toolkit to AWS accounts, switching AWS Regions, working with AWS Lambda functions and AWS CloudFormation stacks in accounts, and more.

To open AWS Explorer, with the AWS Toolkit for JetBrains already installed and IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm, or JetBrains Rider already running, do one of the following:

  • On the tool window bar, choose AWS Explorer.

    
          AWS Explorer tool window button
  • On the main menu, choose View, Tool Windows, AWS Explorer.

    
          Opening AWS Explorer from the main menu

AWS Explorer contains the following items.


      AWS Explorer

The Show Options Menu menu (the gear icon) in AWS Explorer contains the following commands.

AWS Connection Settings
  • AWS Regions list – The AWS Toolkit for JetBrains uses the selected AWS Region. To switch the toolkit to use a different AWS Region, choose another listed Region.

  • Recent Credentials list – Lists recent connections made from the AWS Toolkit for JetBrains to AWS accounts. The toolkit uses the selected connection. To switch the toolkit to use a different recent connection instead, choose that connection's name.

  • All Credentials – Lists all available connections that you can make from the AWS Toolkit for JetBrains to AWS accounts. The toolkit uses the selected connection. To switch the toolkit to use a different connection instead, choose that connection's name. You can also do other connection tasks by choosing AWS Edit Credential file(s).

View Documentation

Goes to this AWS Toolkit for JetBrains User Guide.

View Source on GitHub

Goes to the aws/aws-toolkit-jetbrains repository on the GitHub website.

View Mode

Adjusts the AWS Explorer tool window so that you can quickly access it and save space when you work in the editor or other tool windows.

For IntelliJ IDEA view modes, see Tool Windows Viewing Modes on the IntelliJ IDEA Help website.

For PyCharm view modes, see Tool Windows Viewing Modes on the PyCharm Help website.

For WebStorm view modes, see Tool Windows Viewing Modes on the WebStorm Help website.

For JetBrains Rider view modes, see Tool Windows Viewing Modes on the JetBrains Rider Help website.

Move to

Moves the AWS Explorer tool window to a different location in IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm, or JetBrains Rider.

Resize

Changes the size of the AWS Explorer tool window.

Remove from Sidebar

Removes the AWS Explorer tool window from the tool windows bar. To display it again, on the main menu bar, choose View, Tool Windows, AWS Explorer.

You can also use AWS Explorer to work with AWS Lambda functions and work with AWS CloudFormation stacks in AWS accounts.

Note

The AWS Connection Settings area in the status bar displays the AWS account connection and the AWS Region that the AWS Toolkit for JetBrains is currently using.


        The AWS Connection Settings area in the status bar

Clicking this area enables you to complete some of the tasks that you can also do with AWS Explorer, as follows.

AWS Regions list

The AWS Toolkit for JetBrains uses the selected AWS Region. Choose another listed Region to switch the Region that the toolkit uses.

Recent Credentials list

Lists recent connections made from the AWS Toolkit for JetBrains to AWS accounts. The toolkit uses the selected connection. To switch the recent connection that the toolkit uses, choose that connection's name.

All Credentials

Lists all available connections that you can make from the AWS Toolkit for JetBrains to AWS accounts. The toolkit uses the selected connection. To switch the connection that the toolkit uses, choose that connection's name. You can also do other connection tasks by choosing AWS Edit Credential file(s).