box developer plan no longer available

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  • AJ

    Hi Ray,

    Welcome to the Box Community! I'm happy to help.

    I suggest that you check this link to get started with the develpor plan.


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  • ray aslin

    Hello AJ, thank you very much for your reply.

    I think perhaps I didn't do a good job communicating my problem: the problem is not that I don't know how to make someone an admin (which is ordinarily what makes the admin console option "visible" and accessible in the UI). 

    The problem is that you can no longer create a free individual account that allows admin console access.  This ability was previously available as a free "developer plan" account.  The account plan had the same file and storage limitations as the free individual account available today, however it included admin console access - so you could experiment with adding apps by their app ID.

    The article you directed me to explains the difference between admin users (typically an IT department administrator) and managed users (typically the general consumers of an application in an enterprise).  The article discusses how to get into the admin console and make someone an admin user (so they then would be able to see the admin console themselves.

    The problem I am having is that the admin console is no longer available on free individual accounts - so I couldn't get to the admin console to do this.

    Think of the chicken and egg logic:  if I can't get to the admin console for the "free individual plan" account, then I can't make myself and admin - which is what would give me the admin console. If I could get to the admin console, then I wouldn't need to make myself an admin on the account, because I already was an admin (otherwise I could never get to that console).  

    So my problem, or question - is: is this plan no loner available.  This was the old plan - which unlocked these capabilities.  See screenshot.  It was previously available at this link, but my problem is this plan does not seem to be available anymore.  Is it some place else now?

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