Creating your developer account

Once you have a snap that works under strict or classic confinement, you’re ready to publish the snap in the Snap Store where it can be showcased to millions.

The first step is to create a developer account. This account will be registered on Ubuntu One, a single sign-on service for Ubuntu and affiliated projects. Head over to and select the “I don’t have an Ubuntu One account” option.

Fill out the form that appears. Your “full name” and “username” will be displayed next to your app in the Snap Store, so you should choose appropriate branding. Use your organisation’s name for both if you are publishing on their behalf.

You will then receive an email asking you to verify your account. Click the verification link in the email and complete the reCAPTCHA challenge that follows.

Finally, you will be asked to review the terms of the developer programme. If you wish to revisit these at any time you can find them here:

Once you have accepted the terms, your developer account is immediately ready to start publishing snaps. The details of your account can be reviewed at any time from the menu on the top right.

Next steps

Continue on to learn how you can register your app in the Snap Store.

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