Click , point to Web Application: Archive and select For 'JavaEEHelloWorld: war exploded'. A new artifact configuration is created and its settings are shown in the right-hand part of the dialog. Create a manifest file for your archive: click Create Manifest and agree to the location suggested by IntelliJ IDEA (web/META-INF/MANIFEST.MF). Click OK in the Project Structure dialog.Select Build | Build Artifacts. In the Build Artifact popup, point to JavaEEHelloWorld:war and select Build. Now if you look at the out/artifacts/JavaEEHelloWorld_war folder, you'll see the archive there.