JetBrains Marketplace Help

Organizations

Organizations simply let you gather all the plugins and plugin authors associated with your company on a single page that also provides information such as a link to your company’s website and an email address. Personal plugins do not belong to an organization and do not need to be transferred. We recommend creating an organization for companies or individual users who are planning to sell plugins or provide services such as bespoke plugin development, plugin training, and plugin translation.

Creating an organization

To create an organization, navigate to your profile on JetBrains Marketplace, switch to the My Organizations tab, and click the Add Organization button:

Add Organization

Each organization has a public name and a unique ID. Be sure to choose your Organization ID carefully, because you won’t be able to edit this parameter later on. You should also keep in mind that one organization cannot have multiple Organization IDs.

Create Organization

All the other information, including the Organization Name, email address, and website, can be updated at any time.

Organization administrators

As an administrator, you can:

  • Manage all the plugins under your organization.

  • Update the organization details, including the banking information.

  • Add new members to the organization.

  • Grant additional administrator roles to other organization members.

  • Revoke administrator privileges.

  • Reserve plugin IDs

Adding members

To add more members, you just need to open the Edit Organization page, switch to the People & Plugins tab, and enter the plugin author's ID in the Add User field.

Associating plugins with an organization

To associate plugins with an organization, the administrator or the plugin’s author should specify the Organization ID in the plugin.xml file:

IntelliJ IDEA-based IDEs:

<vendor>OrganizationID</vendor>

TeamCity:

<vendor><name>OrganizationID</name></vendor>

Resharper:

For more details, please refer to this page.

<id>OrganizationID.PluginName</id>

Once this has been done, you will have the option to transfer the plugin to the organization:

Add Organization

Once the plugin has been transferred, the plugin authors will retain the right to manage their plugins, even if some of them do not belong to the organization. At this point, the plugin may also be managed by the organization's administrators.

Verifying organizations

If an organization would like to be marked as "Verified", one of its members should contact JetBrains Marketplace support by sending an email to marketplace@jetbrains.com.

Submitting vendor information

Paid and freemium plugins must belong to an organization and must be associated with the name, either the Company Name or the full legal name of the plugin’s author, that is used in the Sales System.

You can submit your banking information in the Vendor Information tab:

Vendor Information tab

Transferring plugins from one organization to another

You can easily move free plugins to another organization by following these steps:

  1. De-associate the plugin from its current organization by removing it in the Users & Plugins tab.

  2. Update the Organization ID in the plugin.xml file and upload this version to the marketplace.

  3. Transfer the plugin to the new organization on the plugin’s Overview page.

For freemium or paid plugins, the procedure is not so simple, and it requires the involvement of the Marketplace Support team. If you wish to transfer a freemium or paid plugin, please contact us at marketplace@jetbrains.com.

FAQ

Q: Why should I create an Organization and transfer my plugins to it?

A: Organizations increase the credibility of plugins and simplify the search process for end users, all while easing the plugin management process for you. Having an organization will also make it harder for anyone else to use your name or brand without your permission. Finally, if you want to sell your plugin, it must belong to an organization.

Q: What is the difference between organization-owned plugins and personal plugins?

A: There are no huge differences. Creating an organization is more like a tool for maintaining several plugins or selling them. A single (and free) personal plugin doesn’t really need to be transferred to an organization. Furthermore, if you’re an author who belongs to an organization, you can still keep your own plugins as personal ones.

Q: What will happen to my plugins if I transfer them to an organization?

A: Plugins that you move will have a note added to them that says they belong to the organization. They will also be listed on the organization’s page. Make sure that the value in the Vendor field is the same as the Organization ID. Please see the documentation for further details.

Last modified: 17 June 2022