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Login and Connecting Broker
This guide explains how to log in to your Sidekick account on IntelliJ IDEA.
There are two different ways to log in:
  1. 1.
    By clicking the red bar (Learn more about the bar color meanings) in the main Sidekick tool window. This bar shows your connection status.
  2. 2.
    By clicking on the “Click to Connect” button.
Either way, you will see the following screen:
If you don’t have a Sidekick account yet, you can click the “Sign up now!” link located at the bottom-left of the page to open the sign-up page on the browser.
If you have a Sidekick account, you can fill in the connection parameters to log in. By default, the broker address is filled as broker.service.runsidekick.comwhich is our cloud broker address.
If you want to deploy your own broker and use Sidekick as on-premise to your address, please reach us by sending an email to [email protected].
If the credentials are incorrect, you’ll see the “Invalid username or password” error as follows.
Thundra Sidekick IntelliJ IDEA Plugin - Login Invalid Credentials
If there is another error while you're trying to connect, you will see the error message shown below:
Thundra Sidekick IntelliJ IDEA Plugin - Login Error
If the login succeeds, the application instances and associated tracepoints (if any) will be listed in the main Sidekick tool window:
To disconnect, you need to click the "Disconnect" after you click on the Gear icon at the top-right, and then confirm the operation:
Note that the initial release only supports the ability to connect from one project source at a time. So, if you open the source code of multiple projects simultaneously, you can only connect from a single project and will be disconnected automatically from other ones.
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