Enabling SSH/FTP debug logging to report problems with deployment and remote SDK configuration

If you have problems when working with remote hosts, deployment, setting up remote SDK or interpreters, running code remotely and other issues related to remote system connection, please enable debug logging for this subsystem before reproducing the problem and sending idea.log to support.

  1. Open <product>/bin/log.xml file in a text editor.
  2. Scroll to the <root> tag in the file.
  3. Before the <root> tag add the following:
<category name="com.jetbrains.plugins.webDeployment">
    <priority value="DEBUG"/>

After restarting the IDE idea.log will contain more details about the problem.


Says the problem is in use by another program. Do I need to reboot first?


I've tried the steps and it did not work. So I rebooted and it still failed to write. I am on Win 8.1 Professional


remote connection to a known working host completely fails and adds a '' to known hosts


What is meant by <product>/bin/log.xml?  I'm using PHPStorm on a Mac.  A search of the file system shows nothing called log.xml.  There is no /phpstorm directory, no directory called phpstorm.

I'd really like to get PHP remote debugging working, but I find the documentation completely incomprehensible.  


Please check under /Applications/PhpStorm.app/Contents/.


OK, I selected Show Package Contents, and that gave me a directory that the search apparently doesn't know about.  Thanks.  I'll add a note to the ticket.


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