Chapter 20. Application plans

Application Plans define the different sets of access rights you might want to allow for consumers of your API. These can determine anything from rate limits, which methods or resources are accessible and which features are enabled.

20.1. How to create an application plan

By default, when your 3scale account is created, you are given two plans: Basic and Unlimited. You can keep and edit these or create your own. You can create as many plans as you need.

To create a new application plan, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to [Your_product_name] > Applications > Application Plans.
  2. Click the Create Application Plan button.
  3. On the Create Application Plan page, enter a name and a system name (system names must be unique) for your new plan.
  4. If you want to require applications to get approval before they can access your API, select the Applications require approval? check box.

Once you have created a plan, you can provision rate limits and set up paid plans.

20.2. Setting up a default application plan

After you have created all your plans, you can select a default plan for when people sign up to register their applications.

To select a default application plan:

  1. Navigate to [Your_product_name] > Applications > Application Plans.
  2. From the drop-down list under Default Plan, select a plan.

If you do not indicate a default application plan, when a new user signs up to get access to your API, they will not be created an application by default. In other words, the user will not be able to get access to your API.