# Create a channel
To develop a LIFF app, you must first create a provider and a channel on the LINE Developers Console.
# Log in to the LINE Developers Console
To create a provider and a channel, you must first log in to the LINE Developers Console. For more information on how to log in, see Log in to LINE Developers.
# Creating a provider and channel
Log in to the LINE Developers Console and create a provider and a channel.
# 1. Create a provider
A provider can be an individual, a company, or an organization that provides services through the LINE platform. Enter your own name or company name as the provider name.
On the LINE Developers Console, click Create New Provider to create a provider. If there is already a provider you want to use, select that one. For more information on how to create a provider, see Creating a provider.
# 2. Create a channel
A channel is a communication path between the LINE Platform's functions and a provider's services. Channels must have a name, description, and icon image.
LIFF app can be added for these two channel types:
|LINE Login||If you want to create a LIFF app or Try the LIFF starter app in the next step, please create a LINE Login channel.|
|LINE MINI App||If you want to create a LIFF app with LINE MINI App, create a LINE MINI App channel. You must enroll in the LINE MINI App Development Program (opens new window) if you want to create LINE MINI App. For more information, see Enroll in the LINE MINI App Development Program.|
In this section, we'll show you how to create a LINE Login channel, assuming that you want to Try the LIFF starter app in the next step. Click the provider under which you want to add your LINE Login channel, and create your channel. If there is already a LINE Login channel you want to use, select it. For more information on how to create a channel, see Creating a channel.
"LINE" or a similar string can't be included in the channel name.
You can't add LIFF apps to these channel types:
- Messaging API
- CLOVA Skill
- Blockchain Service
Until January 2020, LIFF apps could be added to Messaging API channels. LIFF apps already added to Messaging API channels will not support future LIFF function expansion. LIFF apps added to the LINE Login channel and LINE MINI App channel have no restrictions and can use all LIFF v2 functions. For more information, see the news "Users can no longer add LIFF apps to Messaging API channels" published on February 5, 2020.
# Next steps
You have now created a channel for your LIFF app. Next, do one of the following: