I am trying to figure out how to debug my webapp using intelij and tomcat.
Till now I have been doing it with eclipse with tomcat plugin.
#1. I have context files in Conf->Catalina->localhost.
#2. I build the application from cmd prompt using : "mvn clean install". For each project, there is a target forder where the jar is created and there is a folder with the jars contents(I presume the exploded war).
#3. I use the plugin to start tomcat.
#4. Put breakpoint and debug.
For intelliJ, I want to setup the local tomcat configuration.
On the Local Tomcat Startup/Connection tab, the JAVA_OPTS command has parameter "server=n", I understand that it will be looking to connect to a tomcat server running in debug mode at the specified port.
Q. Does this mean that I have to start tomcat externally(outside intelliJ)?
NOTE: Using Remote Tomcat configuration, I am able to debug my application.
-Thanks and Regards.