Using the Amazon Toolkit for Eclipse - Amazon Elastic Beanstalk
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Using the Amazon Toolkit for Eclipse

The Amazon Toolkit for Eclipse integrates Amazon Elastic Beanstalk management features with your Tomcat development environment to facilitate environment creation, configuration, and code deployment. The toolkit includes support for multiple Amazon accounts, managing existing environments, and connecting directly to instances in your environment for troubleshooting.


The Amazon Toolkit for Eclipse only supports projects that use the Java with Tomcat platform, not the Java SE platform.

For more information about prerequisites and installing the Amazon Toolkit for Eclipse, go to You can also check out the Using Amazon Elastic Beanstalk with the Amazon Toolkit for Eclipse video. This topic also provides useful information covering tools, how-to topics, and additional resources for Java developers.

Importing existing environments into Eclipse

You can import existing environments that you created in the Amazon Management Console into Eclipse.

To import existing environments, expand the Amazon Elastic Beanstalk node and double-click on an environment in the Amazon Explorer inside Eclipse. You can now deploy your Elastic Beanstalk applications to this environment.