Joining a team
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Last edited: Apr 07, 2021
This topic explains how to join LaunchDarkly as a new team member.
You cannot sign up for LaunchDarkly as a user who is not associated with a company's team account. Instead, an admin or account owner from your team must send you an invitation email. If you want to sign up for LaunchDarkly as an individual, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial.
If you want to get your team started with LaunchDarkly, you have a few different options for how to add team members to your organization.
You can invite individual team members
You can import team members from an IDP or trial
Team members on a LaunchDarkly trial can join from there
LaunchDarkly supports the System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) API specification for certain identity providers. SCIM is designed to make managing user identities in cloud-based applications and services easier. To use SCIM with LaunchDarkly, you must be using one of the IdPs we support that uses SCIM, and you must be an Enterprise customer. To learn more, read Enabling single sign-on.
If your team already has a LaunchDarkly account, a team member with invite privileges (typically an owner or admin) must send individual members email invitations to join the team.
After prospective members receive the invitation, they follow the sign up instructions to join your team's account.
Each email address is associated with one LaunchDarkly account, so if you used your preferred email address to sign up for a trial, you must de-associate it with the trial before you can join your team's LaunchDarkly account.
To convert your account from a trial to a team account:
- Log in to your existing LaunchDarkly trial account.
- Navigate to the Account settings page and click into the Profile tab.
- Replace your email address in the "Email address" field with a different email address.
- Click Update my info.
- You can now accept the invitation from your team owner using the email you used for the trial account.
Alternatively, if you signed up for a trial and wish to join an existing team, you can delete your trial account and join the team through the invitation emailed to you. Deleting the trial account frees your email address so your team's account can use it.
- Log in to your existing LaunchDarkly account.
- Navigate to the Account settings page and click into the Team tab.
- Scroll to the "Delete account" section.
- Click Delete account.
- When prompted, enter your LaunchDarkly login credentials.
- Click Delete account again. A prompt appears.
yesin the prompt to confirm.
You can now accept the invitation from your team owner using the email you used for the trial account.
In LaunchDarkly, it is important to distinguish between team members and users.
|"Team members," or "members"||These are people who have been invited to join a LaunchDarkly account to create and manage feature flags. They can log into a company's LaunchDarkly account and view the dashboard. They may be employees of a company that uses LaunchDarkly, people with an @your-company.com email address, or people or entities associated with your identity provider (IdP).|
|"Users"||These are people or entities who trigger flag evaluations. This can cause them to appear in the Users dashboard in LaunchDarkly, but they cannot log into the team's LaunchDarkly account or see or modify their own or other user's data. They may be customers of a team using LaunchDarkly, consumers of an app or website that uses feature flags, or other entities that can cause flag evaluations to occur.|