Blizzard Developer Portal FAQ

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Why is Blizzard switching to a new developer portal?
From a practical standpoint, launching the Blizzard Developer Portal brings efficiency to our developer platform, such as converting to Blizzard single-sign on, managing API clients better, and using our existing account security. Our strategy is to build on our developer platform. Our new portal is a native platform that’s setting the foundation for working with you to introduce new ways to create amazing content for our players.

Why is Blizzard requiring that my application use OAuth (and not just API key)?
OAuth is the industry standard for sensitive data and among the best solutions currently available for external applications. The decision to make OAuth our primary authentication method with our new system was made after much consideration. That said, we are always open to discussion and even changing course for the right reasons. Please share your feedback on this forum.

When is the transition to the Blizzard Developer Portal taking place?
We’re already asking developers to transition over to the Blizzard Developer Portal. The old portal will no longer be available after January 6, 2019.

What happens if I don’t move my account over to the Blizzard Developer Portal?
If you use Blizzard APIs and don’t transition over to our new developer portal by January 6, 2019, you will no longer be able to authenticate and receive game data from any Blizzard games.

Will this affect guild sites and other sites that allow users to log in using their Blizzard account?
Whether this affects guild and community sites depends on the way the site administrators implemented the ability for users to log in using Blizzard credentials. We encourage you to please contact the owner or administrator of the site you’re using and direct them to this post.

Is this a platform to develop games for; what exactly is the Blizzard Developer Portal?
We do not currently support independent game development for Blizzard The Blizzard Developer Portal is a single place for our community of app developers to gain access to Blizzard player data and learn about APIs for fan sites or tools for World of Warcraft®, StarCraft II®, and Diablo III®.

What is GDPR?
The General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. If you are not familiar with GDPR and its impact, we recommend contacting your legal department, consult with your Data Protection Officer, or reference the following sites for more information:

What if my question isn’t answered here?
Please go to our Blizzard Developer API discussion forum for more information.

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