Configure User Registration

Only registered users can access most API Portal features. This article describes how API Portal administrators can configure user registration.
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Only registered users can access most API Portal features. This article describes how API Portal administrators can configure user registration.
Administrators can:
  • specify the API Portal Terms of Use that all users must accept when they complete the account setup form
  • enable third-party registration, letting developers register themselves and their developer organizations
  • (if third-party registration is enabled) enable the registration request workflow, requiring an administrator to approve a third-party registration before the developer can complete the account setup form
In this article:
Specify the Terms of Use
As part of the user registration process, new users must read and accept your enterprise terms of use. The terms of use appear on the Account Setup page. Administrators can specify and edit the terms of use.
 The default terms of use are only an example. Ensure that you specify your enterprise terms of use. You cannot leave the terms of use blank.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to the 
    API Portal
     as an administrator.
  2. Select 
    Administration
    Registration
  3. Replace the default terms of use with yours. The field supports only plain text.
  4. Select 
    Save
    .
Enable and Disable Third-Party Registration
If third-party registration is enabled, anonymous developers can register themselves and their developer organization. Developers cannot add themselves to an existing developer organization. If the registration request workflow is also enabled, then an administrator must approve the registration request. After you get approval, the developer can finish registering by completing the form on the Account Setup page. Third-party registration is enabled by default.
If third-party registration is disabled:
  • Administrators must register all developers.
  • Anonymous users cannot see the Register button on the home page or the Register link on the navigation bar.
  • Users who registered but have not yet activated their account remain in the User list and can be managed as usual. These users can still activate their accounts.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to the API Portal as an administrator.
  2. Select 
    Administration
    Registration
  3. Select 
    Enabled
    or 
    Disabled
    .
  4. Release 4.2.9 and higher.png Enable 
    Limit User Registration
     option to stop users from registering again using the same email address before activating the first registration. For example, if a user uses [email protected] to register, he or she receives an activation email. If the activation is not done, he or she cannot attempt to register again with the same email address. This prevents from sending multiple activation emails and fraudulent actions by a spammer or robot.
  5. Select 
    Save
    .
Enable and Disable the Registration Request Workflow
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to the API Portal as an administrator.
  2. Select 
    Administration
    Request Settings
  3. Under Registration Request Workflow, select 
    Enabled
     or 
    Disabled
    .
  4. Select 
    Save
    .