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Overview

One of the greatest advantages of Bintray is that it is not only a platform, but also a community. Bintray can not only upload and download files, but also share them. This means that packages from one user may be included in the same download as packages from another user, and that one user can comment or post feedback on another user’s upload in order to improve them. Bintray packages are rated by users.

You can send messages to other users. A Bintray organization is a group of users who can work cooperatively on the same modules of software. Members of the same organization may share authorizations to modify content and to upload files to the same location.

If you are a software publisher, you can:

  • Communicate directly with other users by sending messages.

  • Receive feedback about your uploads in the form of rating and reviews.

  • Tweet about your new version releases from within Bintray with a simple process.

  • Found or join a Bintray organization: work cooperatively with others on joint projects as part of a group.

  • Report incorrect ownership of packages: If you see a package that you originally created (or that is owned by someone you know) in (Jcenter, you may request to have the ownership of this package back.

  • View stats about how many times your software has been downloaded.

If you are a software user, you can:

  • Receive notifications about changes and updates of specific software or from specific publishers (you choose which software and which publishers you want to watch and receive notifications about); you can receive these notifications within Bintray or to your email.

  • Rate and review packages and express your opinions about other specific uploads; you can also read reviews posted by others.

  • Communicate directly with other users by sending messages.

  • View stats about which software is more popular (downloaded more often).

Additionally, every member of Bintray may edit his or her User Profile and control which personal information is visible to other Bintray users, and how he or she appears to the other users while interacting with them.

User Profile

Your user profile includes relevant contact information (in various forums and on several platforms), a summary of your latest Bintray activities, and a summary of your Bintray inventory such as your repositories, organizations, and watched packages.

User Profile: Parts

Your user profile is created automatically upon signing up. You can still edit your user profile at a later date.

You can view the profiles, activities, and uploads of other users; you can also use someone else’s user profile to contact them. To access the profile of another user search for their username or click the username in the path of a repository, package or version.

Your user profile page includes the following information:

  • Gravatar, username and full name: this is how you appear in your Bintray interactions. You can upload your own avatar image file at any time. If no avatar is uploaded, a generic one is automatically assigned.

  • Edit button (only you can edit your own profile); click this button to edit your profile.

  • General work area:

    • Email: Your Email; by default, this is the Email you used to sign up - you can changed it. Bintray uses this Email to send you messages.

    • Website / Blog: Your personal website and/or blog (if relevant for the software you are uploading to Bintray)

    • Company / Location: Text fields where you can add more information about yourself.

  • Worldwide work area:

    • Twitter / GitHub / Google / BitBucket: This shows your username for applications that they can interface with Bintray, and through which other users can contact you.

  • Watching: A list that displays the gravatars of the users you are watching.

  • Watchers: A list that displays the gravatars of other Bintray users who have added you as one of their watched users.

  • Owned Repositories work area: A list of the repositories you own.

  • Bintray Organizations work area: A list of the organizations you own; clicking the View All link opens a page listing all the organizations of which you are a member.

  • Watched Packages: A list (the gravatars are shown) of packages you are watching.

  • Latest Activity Log: A log of your most recent activity, such as organizations you have joined, packages created, and versions released.

Editing Your User Profile

Only a logged-in user can edit his or her own user profile.

To edit your user profile:

Access your user profile by clicking your gravatar or user name in the ribbon at the top of the screen, and then click the Edit button under your username.

The Edit Your Profile page is displayed showing the General profile form.

On the left-hand side of the page, click on the information you would like to edit.

These forms are:

  • General: Use this form to change your personal and contact information, and select a number of related to your work in Bintray.

  • Password: Use this form to change your password.

  • Organizations : This form displays a list of the Bintray organizations to which you belong, and provides as shortcuts to the organization’s profiles.

  • Teams: Use this form to manage teams. You can create new teams and set their authorizations, and invite or delete members from existing teams.

  • Products: Use this form to manage products.

  • Repositories: This form displays a list of the repositories that you own.

  • Accounts: This form is used to enter info that allows Bintray to connect to your accounts in third-party applications.

  • GPG Signing: You can use this form to set an ASCII-armored GPG key pair which you can use to sign packages that you upload, so that your users can verify that your uploaded material is indeed yours.

  • API Key: This form is used to assign you an API Key.


General
Use the General form to edit your personal information, your contact information and select a number of preferences for work in Bintray.
Edit Your Profile: General form

  • Gravatar: Your avatar for Bintray interactions is assigned automatically, however you can change it at any time by uploading an image file.

  • First Name: Your first name as displayed in your Bintray interactions.

  • Last Name: Your last name as displayed in your Bintray interactions.

  • Email: This is the Email address you used to sign up to Bintray. You can change this email at any time. This is the Email that Bintray uses to send you messages.

  • Bio / Company / Location: Free-text fields where you can add more information about yourself.

  • Website (in the User Profile page, displayed as Website/Blog): Your personal website and/or blog (if relevant for the software you are uploading to Bintray).

  • Show My Email Address to Other Users Checkbox: When checked, allows other users to see your Email address when they are looking at your profile. Users can still send you messages within Bintray even if they do not see your Email address.

  • Send Me Release Alerts by Email for My Watched Packages Checkbox: When checked, the alerts about your watched packages are sent not only to your notification box within Bintray but also to your Email (to unsubscribe, simply uncheck this option).

  • Send Me Bintray News by Email Checkbox: When checked, you will receive news about Bintray to your Email (to unsubscribe, simply uncheck this option).

Don’t forget to click Update to save your changes before leaving this form.
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Password
This form is used to change the password to your Bintray account.

Ed. Profile: Password form

Fill in the Old password, New password and Retype password fields.
Don’t forget to click Update to save your new settings.
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Organizations
The Organizations form diplays a full list of your organizations and provides shortcuts that enable you to access them.

Actions such as creating and editing an organization or leaving an organization are possible via the links in this form.
Ed. Profile: Orgs form

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Teams
Use the Teams form see a list of the teams that you have joined.

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Products
Use the Products form to see a list of the products you have selected.

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Repositories
The Repositories form provides a full list of your repositories and provides convenient links through which to access and manage them.
Ed. Profile: Repos form

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Accounts
In the Accounts form you can set up Bintray to interface with your accounts in third-party applications by providing your usernames for these accounts. In some cases may also have to specifically authorize Bintray to access the account. This form also includes links to open the third-party applications themselves for the sake of authorizing Bintray to access them. Setting this up and allowing Bintray access to your third-party applications is optional.
Ed. Profile: Accounts form

Don’t forget to click Update to save your settings.
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Managing GPG Keys
When uploading packages to Bintray, you may sign them with GPG keys. To do so, you may enter your public and private keys in the GPG Signing form of your profile. If you prefer not to upload your own keys, you can still sign packages using Bintray’s internal keys.
User Profile: GPG Signing

  • Enter your ASCII-armored Public Key. You may also enter your ASCII-armored Private Key and then go ahead and sign repositories. However, if you prefer, you may leave the Private Key field blank at this time. In this case you will be prompted to enter your Private Key only when you actually sign a repository.

  • The Private Key field is initially hidden. To display it, click the Click to Edit link

  • Once you are done entering your keys, click Update.

  • Once you have entered GPG keys, you can click Clear GPG key to clear your current key. To complete this action you will prompted for a confirmation.


API Key
An API Key is a code for identifying, authenticating and authorizing a specific user’s access and activities using API tools in Bintray. Current functionality allows each user to use only one API Key at any given time. If there is no API Key displayed, you can click Generate one to create one.

API Key (API Key, User Profile)

The new API Key is created and saved in the system.

To the right of your API key, you can click the Show/Hide link to show or hide the API key, or click the Copy icon to copy your API key to the clipboard. At any time, you can revoke your API key by clicking the Revoke it button (when you click this button the API Key is revoked and deleted without further confirmation).
API Key (API Key, User Profile)