# Developer Portal
# First Visit
When first visiting the developer portal, you will need to create an account by signing up with your email address. The appliance does not currently send confirmation emails to verify the address.
Once the account information is provided, you will be presented with the application creation screen. From here, you will be able to enter the name and description of your first app.
After the application is created successfully, you will be brought to a short walkthrough to get started using the Kloudless API. It walks you through the process of how to include the authenticator that is used to connect accounts to your appliance and how to start making API requests.
You can then proceed to the Docs for detailed information about the API as well as try the Interactive Docs, which allows you to make API requests directly from your browser.
# Transitioning from kloudless.com
An application connecting to Kloudless’s public cloud at kloudless.com will not need to alter its implementation significantly to use a private deployment:
- Any code that connects to https://api.kloudless.com/ should be modified to
connect to the new API server location at
https://your_appliance/if SSL is configured.
- Since the instance is entirely separate from the Kloudless cloud, a new application ID and API Key would have to be configured. This can be obtained from the appliance’s developer portal at http://your_appliance:8080/, or https://your_appliance:8443/ if SSL is configured.
- UI Tools such as the Authenticator and File Picker can also be included from the new server as documented in the UI Tools section.