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Import Maven Remote Archetype Catalogs in IntelliJ IDEA

This post demonstrates how to import Maven Remote Archetype Catalogs in IntelliJ IDEA to use archetypes that are not readily available out-of-the-box.

Stuffs used

  1. Windows 10 Enterprise
  2. IntelliJ IDEA
  3. Java 8
  4. A IntelliJ IDEA Plugin – Maven Archetype Catalogs 

IntelliJ IDEA

Maven Archetype Catalogs Plugin

The plugin’s current version as 1.25 and is compatible with IntelliJ IDEA build 143 or greater.


Our IDE is build 163.

Download the latest version.


Step 1: Install the Plugin

Go to File > Settings > Plugins. Click Install plugin from disk.

Choose the download plugin that is in zip format. Then, click Ok.


Successfully installed plugin but the IDEA requires a restart. Click Restart IntelliJ IDEA.

Step 2: Add remote catalog file

Go to File > Settings > Build, Execution, Deployment > Build Tools. Click Maven Archetype Catalogs.


Add this URL:

Then, click Ok. IntelliJ IDEA will process the URL.


Then, click Ok. We’re done!




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