Creates a developer. Once created, the developer can register an app and obtain an API key. At creation time, a developer is set as active. To change the developer status, use the SetDeveloperStatus API.


You will need authorization for the scope to make a valid call.

If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: apigee1 --scope <scope> organizations developers-create ...

Required Scalar Argument

  • <parent> (string)
    • Required. Name of the Apigee organization in which the developer is created. Use the following structure in your request: organizations/{org}.

Required Request Value

The request value is a data-structure with various fields. Each field may be a simple scalar or another data-structure. In the latter case it is advised to set the field-cursor to the data-structure's field to specify values more concisely.

For example, a structure like this:

  access-type: string
  app-family: string
  apps: [string]
  companies: [string]
  created-at: string
  developer-id: string
  email: string
  first-name: string
  last-modified-at: string
  last-name: string
  organization-name: string
  status: string
  user-name: string

can be set completely with the following arguments which are assumed to be executed in the given order. Note how the cursor position is adjusted to the respective structures, allowing simple field names to be used most of the time.

  • -r . access-type=voluptua.
    • Access type.
  • app-family=eos
    • Developer app family.
  • apps=duo
    • List of apps associated with the developer.
    • Each invocation of this argument appends the given value to the array.
  • companies=elitr
    • List of companies associated with the developer.
    • Each invocation of this argument appends the given value to the array.
  • created-at=consetetur
    • Output only. Time at which the developer was created in milliseconds since epoch.
  • developer-id=et
    • ID of the developer. Note: IDs are generated internally by Apigee and are not guaranteed to stay the same over time.
  • email=clita
    • Required. Email address of the developer. This value is used to uniquely identify the developer in Apigee hybrid. Note that the email address has to be in lowercase only.
  • first-name=sit
    • Required. First name of the developer.
  • last-modified-at=takimata
    • Output only. Time at which the developer was last modified in milliseconds since epoch.
  • last-name=erat
    • Required. Last name of the developer.
  • organization-name=diam
    • Output only. Name of the Apigee organization in which the developer resides.
  • status=nonumy
    • Output only. Status of the developer. Valid values are active and inactive.
  • user-name=lorem
    • Required. User name of the developer. Not used by Apigee hybrid.

About Cursors

The cursor position is key to comfortably set complex nested structures. The following rules apply:

  • The cursor position is always set relative to the current one, unless the field name starts with the . character. Fields can be nested such as in -r f.s.o .
  • The cursor position is set relative to the top-level structure if it starts with ., e.g. -r .s.s
  • You can also set nested fields without setting the cursor explicitly. For example, to set a value relative to the current cursor position, you would specify -r struct.sub_struct=bar.
  • You can move the cursor one level up by using ... Each additional . moves it up one additional level. E.g. ... would go three levels up.

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").