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Creating a Vendor Account

To get started with Replicated, you must create a Replicated vendor account. When you create your account, you are also prompted to create an application. To create additional applications in the future, log in to the vendor portal and select Create new app from the Applications drop-down list.

The vendor portal is the user interface where vendors define Kubernetes manifest files, including application manifests and custom resource manifests, for their application. These files describe to the app manager how to package the application for distribution. Vendors can also use the vendor portal to manage other artifacts, such as customer license files, image registries, and release channels.

To create a vendor account:

  1. Go to the vendor portal, where you can log in or create an account.

  2. To create an account, select Create a new team.

    The Start a trial page opens.

  3. Enter your name, email, and contact information.

  4. Create a password, and click Getting Started.

    An activation code is sent to the email address you registered with, and the Activate account page opens.

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    To resend the code, click Resend it.

  5. Copy and paste the activation code into the text box, and click Activate.

    The Create application page opens.

  6. Enter a name for the application, such as My-Application-Demo. Click Create application.

    The application is created and the Channels page opens.

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    Replicated recommends that you use a temporary name for the application at this time such as My-Application-Demo or My-Application-Test.

    Only use an official name for your application, such as My-Application, when you have completed testing and are ready to distribute the application to your customers.

    Replicated recommends that you use a temporary application name for testing because you are not able to restore or modify previously-used application names or application slugs in the vendor portal.

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