A status represents the state of a developer and the access they have to the Dev
Portal and APIs:
- A developer who can access the Dev Portal. Approved developers can create
credentials & access all APIs that allow those credentials.
- A developer who has requested access but has not yet been Approved.
- A developer who has had their request denied by a Kong admin.
- A developer who once had access to the Dev Portal but has since had access
Developers who have requested access to a Dev Portal will appear under the
Requested Access tab. From this tab, you can choose to Accept or Reject
the developer from the actions in the table row. After selecting an action, the
corresponding tab is updated.
Viewing Approved Developers
To view all currently approved developers, click the Approved tab. From here, you can choose to Revoke or Delete a particular developer. Additionally, you can use this view to send an email to a developer with the Email Developer
mailto link. See Emailing Developers for more info.
Viewing Revoked Developers
To view all currently revoked developers, click the Revoked tab. From here, you can choose to Re-approve or Delete a developer.
Viewing Rejected Developers
To view all currently rejected developers, click the Rejected tab. Rejected developers completed the registration flow on your Dev Portal but were rejected from the Request Access tab. You may Approve or Delete a developer from this tab.
Inviting Developers to Register
To invite a single or multiple developers:
- Click Invite Developers.
- Use the popup modal to enter email addresses separated by commas.
- After all emails have been added, click Invite. A pre-filled message
opens in your default email client with a link to the registration page for
your Dev Portal.
Each developer is bcc’d by default for privacy. You may choose to edit the message or send as is.
Developer Management Property Reference
Dev Portal Auto Approve Access.
When set to
on, a developer will automatically be marked as
completing Dev Portal registration. Access can still be revoked through
Kong Manager or the API.
When set to
off, a Kong admin will have to manually approve the Developer
using Kong Manager or the API.
When enabled, Kong admins can invite developers to a Dev Portal by using
the Invite button in Kong Manager.
When enabled, Kong admins specified by
smtp_admin_emails will receive an email
when a developer requests access to a Dev Portal.
When disabled, Kong admins will have to manually check the Kong Manager to view
When enabled, developers will receive an email when access to a Dev Portal has
When disabled, developers will receive no indication that they have been
approved. It is suggested to only disable this feature if
When enabled, developers will be able to use the Reset Password flow on a Dev
Portal and will receive an email with password reset instructions.
When disabled, developers will not be able to reset their account passwords.
Kong Admins will have to manually create new credentials for the Developer in
the Kong Manager.
Duration in seconds for the expiration of the Dev Portal reset password token.
21600 (six hours).
When enabled, developers will receive an email after successfully resetting
their Dev Portal account password.
When disabled, developers will still be able to reset their account passwords,
but will not receive a confirmation email.