Information for Developers

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Sign up for a user account

You need a user account to be able to access KBase’s user interfaces, APIs, workspaces, and more.

Request a developer account

Developer accounts are granted to internal or external developers who need access to KBase development or cloud resources. Please sign up for a user account before requesting a developer account.

Get the code

Nearly all KBase software is publicly available through GitHub. You may reuse KBase code under the terms of our open source license.

Software Development Kit (SDK)

The KBase SDK offers members of the KBase Community a mechanism to add open-source, open-license (e.g., GNU Public License) tools to KBase, which run on KBase’s computational architecture and are available through the KBase Narrative Interface. Community developers can even write brand new programs that take advantage of the KBase Structured Data Types and large KBase Reference Data Resources. Please see what programs have already been made available in our App Catalog and add your own!

More Developer Documentation

KBase architecture overview: this document outlines the components and relationships between KBase’s user interfaces, services and databases.