IntelliJ IDEA Licensing Fact Sheet

We can supply IntelliJ IDEA commercial licenses including New Subscriptions, Subscription Renewals, Lapsed Subscription Renewals, and Additional Developer Licenses.

Read the JetBrains License Agreement for detailed license information.

Personal Subscriptions

Personal Subscription plans are available directly from JetBrains to individuals purchasing using their own funds. They cannot be purchased by companies, however, an individual may use a Personal Subscription that he/she privately purchased on any hardware, including company hardware.

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Commercial Subscriptions

Commercial Subscription plans are available to purchase for companies and organizations. They may use the software under Commercial Subscription on any computer, operating system, and by any developer within the organization, provided that the total number of concurrent users never exceeds the number of subscriptions purchased by that organization.

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Subscription Renewals

Subscription Renewals allow you to continue using the latest version of the software for a further 12 months. A second year subscription renewal includes a 20% continuity discount. A third (or higher) year subscription renewal includes a 40% continuity discount.

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Co-term / Alignment

If you have multiple subscriptions with different renewal dates and would like to align them, we can help regardless of where you bought them. Live Chat with us to discuss your requirements.


Previous Versions

Purchasing a new IntelliJ IDEA license also entitles you to use previous versions of the same software. IntelliJ IDEA Subscriptions are backwards compatible and can be used with any previous versions that are still available for download.

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IntelliJ IDEA is available individually or as part of JetBrains All Products Pack.


Is the license permanent (perpetual) or temporal (time-limited)?

IntelliJ IDEA is covered by a perpetual fallback license, which allows you to use a specific version of software without an active subscription for it. The license also includes all bugfix updates, more specifically in X.Y.Z version all Z releases are included.

When purchasing an annual subscription, you will immediately get a perpetual fallback license for the exact version available at the time.

What happens after my Subscription ends?

When the subscription expires, you are entitled to use the specific version of the software that was available when your subscription period started. You are no longer entitled to use any more recent updates which were released during the subscription period.

What is the difference between a Personal (Individual) Subscription and a Commercial (Business) Subscription?

A Commercial (Business) license is the standard licensing option for organizations and business entities. Licenses are purchased by the company and can be used by any single person within this organization.

A Personal (Individual) license is an option for private individuals who purchase a license with their own funds, and solely for their own use. Personal licenses are not available from ComponentSource, and may not to be purchased, refunded or in any way financed by companies.

For more information see JetBrains Subscription Options.

Can I upgrade / downgrade my license?

Upgrade options allow you to switch your existing subscription from one IDE to another while maintaining your continuity discount. Upgrades are available from IntelliJ IDEA to JetBrains All Products Pack. Please contact us for a personalized quote.

Can I add more developers to my license?

Yes, it's possible to buy additional commercial annual subscriptions for existing subscription packs. Please contact us for more information.

What type of support do I get?

JetBrains offers quick, unlimited support via email or the JetBrains Web site. More than 70% of support requests are resolved with a single reply.

Does IntelliJ IDEA require online / offline activation?

You can easily activate JetBrains software online with a JetBrains Account. Alternatively, you may use an offline activation code.

Can I buy an old product version?

Purchasing a new IntelliJ IDEA license also entitles you to use previous versions of the same software. IntelliJ IDEA Subscriptions are backwards compatible and can be used with any previous versions that are still available for download. Versions released on Nov 2, 2015 and later can be activated with a JetBrains Account username and password or Activation Code. Versions released before Nov 2, 2015 can be activated with a Legacy License Key which can be obtained from JetBrains Support.

Can a license be transferred from one developer to another?

Yes. Licenses may be transferred between developers within the same organization. The person responsible for handling licenses can assign and revoke licenses from within their JetBrains Account.