Yesterday we announced a major step towards making buildpacks a multi-platform, open standard by contributing to Cloud Native Buildpacks, a Sandbox Project hosted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Today, we are announcing that you can now easily share your buildpacks with the world, by registering them with the Heroku Buildpack Registry.

As of this post, the Buildpack Registry contains over 100 buildpacks created by authors like you. Because of your contributions, Heroku developers can easily use languages and frameworks like Meteor, Elixir, and React in their applications. If you’ve created a custom buildpack and wish to share it with the community, visit Dev Center to learn...


Asynchronous provisioning allows add-ons to perform out-of-band provisioning in a first-class way. It’s intended for add-on services that need extended time to set up and help make automated app setup and orchestration easier and less error-prone.

The customer will be billed as soon as the add-on starts provisioning. This means the time and cost of provisioning your service is accounted for in how much a customer pays. As such, you should make every effort to provision expediently so customers get value from your service as quickly as possible.

Add-ons that take longer than 12 hours to provision (or those your service fails to mark as “provisioned” via the API in that time period) will be...


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The Platform API for Partners provides many official endpoints that allow you to introspect security settings, discover other customer instances of the same add-on, and much more. With the Platform API, add-ons have an OAuth client secret and a number of OAuth authorizations, one token per provisioned add-on; it is only used to authenticate requests to create the scoped tokens and not used to authenticate other requests to the Platform API.

Updated password requirements for the add-on manifest go into effect as of December 15, 2017. Add-on manifest password values are required...


The Platform API for Partners provides many official endpoints that the App Info API doesn’t support. These endpoints let you introspect security settings, discover other customer instances of the same add-on, and much more. Platform API for Partners endpoints are also more consistent and “better traveled.” Heroku uses these endpoints internally, and customers also use them directly.

With the Platform API, add-ons have an OAuth client secret and a number of OAuth authorizations, one token per provisioned add-on. The OAuth client secret is only used to authenticate requests to create the scoped tokens; it is not used to authenticate other requests to the Platform API.

All new add-ons that...


Need to quickly catch up on this past quarter's announcements? Here are the top three topics to tune in on:

Heroku has expanded regions availability for Private Spaces and introduced the general availability of the Dublin region on September 26, 2017. Heroku users are able to run apps in all of the following Private Spaces regions: Virginia, Oregon, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Sydney, and Dublin. Please verify that your add-on's manifest accurately reflect the supported Privates Spaces regions.

Heroku app webhooks for customers and add-on webhooks for partners are generally available. Partners are able to track many kinds of events relating to add-on resources on apps, domains, builds,...


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