Manage Account Plans

As an aan administrator, you can add, edit, and delete account plans. All organizations need an account plan. Account plans control which APIs can be accessed by organization developers and applications. Publishers can also design account plans that constrain an organization API usage.
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As an 
API Portal
administrator, you can add, edit, and delete account plans. All organizations need an account plan. Account plans control which APIs can be accessed by organization developers and applications. Publishers can also design account plans that constrain an organization API usage.
You can also manage your account plans by way of the Portal API (PAPI) or use this API in your scripts for managing account plans.
For more information about the Portal API, see Portal API (PAPI).
Often publishers offer multi-tiered account plans. For example, the basic plan could offer a few APIs to get started and low limits on how often organization applications can hit those APIs. The premium plan could offer higher limits and access to more APIs.
You can define a quota and a rate limit for your account plan. The quota specifies the maximum number of hits per day or month. The rate limit specifies the maximum number of hits per second. For example, a basic account plan could limit an organization to 1,000 hits per day and one hit per second. A premium account plan could have unlimited hits per day and 100 hits per second. An organization cannot exceed the quota and rate limits regardless of how the hits are divided among the organization applications and your APIs.
When a user self-registers for the CA API Developer Portal, the Org Admin role is assigned and a new Organization is created for the user. The 
Bronze
 default account plan is automatically assigned to this Organization.
In this article:
Locate your Account Plans
You can find and examine the account plans that include private APIs. The Account Plans page shows the quota and the rate limit for each account plan, and the number of organizations that use each account plan.
  1. Select the 
    Services
     icon.
  2. Select 
    Publish
    Account Plans
    .
    The
    Account Plans
    page opens.
Add Account Plans to the 
API Developer Portal
  1. From the
    Account Plans
    page, select 
    Add Account Plan
    .
    An
    Add Account Plan
    page opens.
  2. On the
    Details
    tab, complete the following items:
    • Enter a unique name and a public description for the account plan.
    • (Optional) Specify the maximum number of hits an organization applications can hit an API
      per day or month
      by selecting the
      Enable quota for this plan
      checkbox, entering the limit, and defining the frequency (day or month).
    • (Optional) Specify the maximum number of hits an organization applications can hit an API
      per second
       by selecting the 
      Enable rate limits for this plan
       checkbox, and then entering the limit.
  3. (Optional) On the Available Private APIs tab, add private APIs to the account plan.
  4. Select 
    Create
    .
Edit Account Plans
  1. From the
    Account Plans
    page, select
    Edit
    from the drop-down list in the
    Actions
    column.
    The
    Edit Account Plan
    page opens. 
  2. Edit the account plan.
  3. Select 
    Save
    .
Delete Account Plans
If you did not assign the account plan to any organizations, you can delete the plan. You cannot delete the default account plan. 
  1. From the
     Account Plans
     page, select 
    Edit
     from the drop-down list in the 
    Actions
     column.
  2. Select 
    Delete
    .