A valid license for WhiteSource for Developers
A license key for WhiteSource Advise for IDE, available via one of the following options:
If you do not have direct access to the WhiteSource Application, obtain the license key from your WhiteSource Administrator.
If you have access to the WhiteSource Application, do as follows (NOTE: This option is only available when using version 20.11.1 or later of WhiteSource Advise):
Go to the WhiteSource Application.
Open the Profile page.
In the WhiteSource Advise - IDE Integration section at the bottom, select your organization.
Copy your personal license key to be used later in Activating WhiteSource Advise.
Java JDK 1.8 and up (see here for instructions) or OpenJDK 1.8 and up is installed
Depending on whether scanning Maven or Gradle applications, note the following guidelines:
Apache Maven application is installed and the Maven path and all environment variables are set up (see here for instructions).
Gradle application is installed and the Gradle path and all environment variables are set up. NOTE: Gradle version 4.8 or above must be installed.
IntelliJ IDEA is installed and you are familiar with its basic functionality
WhiteSource Advise for IntelliJ supports proxy settings (Appearance and Behavior → System Settings → HTTP Proxy).
The plugin supports IntelliJ IDEA 2019.3 and above (both Community and Ultimate versions). The last tested version is 2021.2.2.