Create Maven Project with IntelliJ IDEA


IntelliJ IDEA has built-in excellent support for build tools like Ant, Maven and Gradle. We can either create blank projects or maven projects based on maven archetype.


IntelliJ Maven Integration

Enable Maven

Enabling Maven build tool in IntelliJ IDEA.

Enable Maven IDEA IntelliJ

Create a Maven Project

Using Maven you can easily and quickly create a new project based on maven archetype. An archetype is a Maven plugin to create a project as per the template.

maven-archetype-quickstart archetype plugin is used to create a quick and simple java application.


Launch IntelliJ IDEA.


Create new Project

Click on Create New Project.

Select Maven build tool from the left menu.

Check the option Create from the archetype.

Select the quickstart archetype to create a simple java project and click on the Next button.


Maven quickstart archetype

Enter groupID,artifactID details for your project.

Optionally, you can override the default paths for settings.xml and local repository .m2 folder.

Hit on the Finish button to create the java maven project.


Maven Project IntelliJ IDEA

To import changes to the maven project automatically, click on Enable Auto-Import feature.

You can see that the project structure is created for you automatically as shown below. The structure has a resembling test artifact for enabling testing of the development artifacts.


Project Structure

Created POM.xml


<project xmlns="" xmlns:xsi=""