# News: Articles for #Console

The location of the "Linked OA" setting was moved within the LINE Developers console

The location of the Linked OA setting in specific channel types was moved within the LINE Developers console.

Items Before the change After the change
Location of Linked OA Under the LINE Login tab in a channel Under the Basic settings tab in a channel

# Affected channel types

  • LINE Login
  • [BETA] Blockchain Service

# Impact

The behavior of existing LINE Login or Blockchain service channels will not be impacted by this update.

New channel types added after this update on the LINE Developers console which include the Linked OA setting will have the updated location applied.

For information on how to configure Linked OA, see Link a LINE Official Account with your channel.

LINE Developers console - channel statistics 資料顯示問題 (已解決)

之前由於不同系統的時差設定有異,LINE Developers console 中 Messaging API channel Statistics 表單所顯示的部份日期,與 TSV 檔案中所顯示的不一致 (TSV 檔案可透過點選 Download as TSV 按鍵產生)。

當時此狀況僅影響日本標準時間 (JST) 以外時區的資料顯示,且不會刪除或損毀資料。

# 發生時間

2019/11/26~2019/12/18

目前,此問題已排除,開發者可重新取得正常顯示的資料。之前所造成的不便,敬請包涵!

新版 LINE Developers console 上線

即日起,新版 LINE Developers console 正式上線。

新版 console 修正數項問題並改善多項功能,提供更為順暢、可靠的使用者體驗,以下介紹新版 console 的功能重點:

# 經優化的設定分類

現在,每個 channel 的第一個表單皆為 Basic settings,表單包含核心設定選項。而第二個表單根據 channel 類型命名 (LINE Login、Messaging API,或 Clova skill),並包含與該類型相關的設定選項。

Screenshot of Basic settings and Messaging API tabs

# 輸入名稱以尋找 provider

開發者可於 provider 列表上方的搜尋欄位輸入名稱,輕鬆找到欲搜尋的 provider。

Screenshot of search field at top of provider list

# 於同一頁面管理各類型使用者

使用舊版 console 須於兩個不同的頁面中,管理 Admin、Member 與 Tester 等類型的使用者。現在起,只要在 Roles 表單中,便可搜尋並新增使用者。

Screenshot of Roles tab in channel information

新版 console 協助開發者更輕鬆地新增及管理 channel,LINE 團隊亦將持續為開發者提供更完善的使用者體驗。

Maintenance notice: LINE Developers Console design update

We will perform maintenance on the LINE Developers console at the below time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

# Scheduled maintenance time

November 26, 2019 12:00-13:00 JST (+9 GMT)

# Impact

The LINE Developers site will be unavailable during the maintenance period.

This maintenance will not affect LINE Platform products such as LINE Login and the Messaging API.

# Details

This maintenance brings a new design to the LINE Developers console. With the updated design, you will be able to use LINE Platform products more comfortably and efficiently.

The main changes are as follows.

  • The provider list will have a filter function, letting you easily choose a provider.
  • When adding or editing an IP address on the Security tab, you can see the registered IP address.
  • You can manage the Admin, Member, and Tester users on the same tab. Before, Testers were managed on a different tab.

We also plan to improve usability by changing certain specifications.

LINE will continue to improve the quality of its services.

Member users were able to retrieve Channel secret because of a bug (resolved)

We discovered and fixed a bug in the LINE Developers console that allowed Member users to obtain a channel secret. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.

On July 24, 2019, we emailed this information to all administrators of channels with Member users.

# Issue time

Issue inception: September 21, 2017

Issue solved: July 17, 2019

# Details

There was a bug that allowed Member users to obtain the channel secret, which should have appeared only to Admin users.

The Channel settings tab did not display the channel secret when a Member user viewed the page. However, the API that the LINE Developers console called in the background did return the channel secret. Therefore, a malicious Member user could have obtained and abused the channel secret.

What is a channel secret?

The channel secret is a secret key provided by LINE to call our APIs and validate identities. It should be kept secret from unauthorized parties.

Member user permissions

Originally, Member users can only view basic information and statistics for a channel. They don't have access to the channel secret.

# What you should do

If you're concerned that unauthorized Member users have obtained your channel secret, you should issue a new one. Doing so will invalidate the previous channel secret.

After you issue a new channel secret, you'll have to update it in the app which uses the channel secret. Carefully consider the impact of issuing a new channel secret on your app.

# How to issue a new channel secret

You can issue a new channel secret on the Channel settings tab in the LINE Developers console.

Forced reissue of channel secret

LINE will not forcibly reissue new channel secrets. The Admin user for each channel should decide whether it's necessary to reissue a new channel secret.

# Acknowledgement

This bug was reported through the LINE Security Bug Bounty Program.

LINE will continue to improve the quality of its services to prevent future outages. Thank you for your understanding.

We encountered problems during the planned migration of accounts from the deprecated Developer Trial plan to the new free plan, which started on June 11, 2019. The problems have now been resolved. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused.

# Date and time of outage

From: June 11, 2019
Until: June 18, 2019 14:33 JST (GMT+9)

# Cause

In Japan and Thailand, accounts that were migrated from the old Developer Trial plan to the new free plan incorrectly retained their old limit on number of friends (50).

# Details

When a user tried to befriend an account that had reached the limit of 50 friends, this error was displayed:

Sorry, the account you are trying to add cannot accept any more friends.

We have now removed the limit on the number of friends.

LINE will continue improve the quality of its services to prevent future outages. Thank you for your understanding.

Changes associated with the integration of LINE@ accounts into LINE Official Accounts

With the consolidation of LINE@ account plans into LINE official plans, we changed the functionality of the LINE Developers console and the Messaging API as follows:

# Changes in the LINE Developers console

# Type of created accounts

When you create a Messaging API channel in the LINE Developers console, a LINE Official Account is created instead of a LINE@ account.

For more information, see Migration of LINE@ accounts. Existing LINE@ accounts will be migrated to LINE Official Accounts sequentially.

# Privacy policy and terms of use

Now you can set your own privacy policy and terms of use for your app in your LINE Login and Messaging API channels.

In the future, we will add links to your privacy policy and terms of use for your app in the user consent screen of LINE Login or your LINE Official Account.

# Enhanced Messaging API features

Bots associated with new or migrated LINE Official Accounts can use the following features regardless of applied plans:

Bots associated with LINE@ accounts cannot use these features depending on applied plans.

For more information, see the Messaging API reference.

Console: We changed how to check the number of your bot's friends

We moved information related to the number of your bot's friends from the LINE Developers console to the LINE Official Account Manager. We removed this information from the "Number of friends" tab on the "Statistics" tab of the Messaging API channels.

To view the number of your bot's friends, click the Account Manager Official Site button in the "Number of friends" tab. LINE Official Account Manager or LINE@ Manager will open according to your account plan.

To use the LINE Official Account Manager, you need separate access permission. If you cannot access these tools, please contact the tool administrators of your organization.

We will remove the "Number of friends" tab from the LINE Developers console on March 26, 2019.

Introducing the redesigned LINE Developers site

We are excited to introduce our new, redesigned LINE Developers site. We hope that this renewal will improve developer experience, making it easier to use the LINE Platform products. There are no major changes in the console functionality. Here, we'll take you through some of the key changes to the site.

# Changes in the console

  • We have added the provider list screen so that you can easily select the provider of the channel that you want to configure.
  • Now the role of the logged-in user is displayed in the provider and channel lists.
  • You can quickly access tools such as Flex Message Simulator and Bot Designer through the tool list in the navigation bar.

# Changes in the documentation site

  • Each page has breadcrumbs at the top so that you can easily keep track of the page structure.
  • The new navigation bar allows easier access to the API reference for each product. You can also browse the API reference within the feature guide as before.
  • Each page of the feature guides has a table of contents on the right side so that you can quickly move across sections.

# Conclusion

We will continue to make improvements to the LINE Developers site and our developer documentation to make it easier for you to develop apps using our products.

If you want to keep up-to-date with our latest developments, add the LINE Developers Official Account as a friend on LINE using the QR code or the button below.

QR code for the LINE Developers account

Add friend

Introducing the redesigned LINE Developers site

We are excited to introduce our new, redesigned LINE Developers site. We hope that this update will improve the experience for developers, making it easier to use our products (such as LINE Login and Messaging API) and to find the documentation that you need. Here, we'll take you through some of the key changes to the site.

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# LINE Developers console

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The new and improved "LINE Developers console" makes it easier to create and manage your channels. You can login to the console to register a developer account, create a provider, and create channels for Messaging API and LINE Login.

If you have created channels on the LINE Business Center (discontinued on September 21, 2017), you'll be able to see and manage the channels from the LINE Developers console. Note that "Enterprises" on the LINE Business Center are called "Providers" on the LINE Developers console.

When creating a new Messaging API channel, you no longer need to go to the "Messaging API Settings" page of LINE@ Manager to enable API features and configure settings. Those settings are now available on the "Channel settings" page of the console. However, you will still need to use LINE@ Manager if you want to configure a rich menu and account page for your bot.

For information on how to create new channels for LINE Login and Messaging API, see the links below.

# Homepage and product overviews

We've overhauled our homepage and have made it easier to access the console, documentation, and news. We've also added product overview pages for LINE Login and Messaging API to the site.

# Documentation updates

We have updated our documentation structure, integrated our API reference docs into the site, and revised our existing documentation.

# Structure

Our documentation is now organized into the categories listed below, each with their own sidebars. You can also easily browse the documentation available from the Documentation overview page.

  • LINE Login
  • Messaging API
  • LINE SDK for iOS
  • LINE SDK for Android
  • Social API

In addition, you can find the links to the LINE Social Plugins and LINE Notify websites.

# Reference documentation

Our API and SDK reference documentation has been updated and integrated into the site. The existing reference documentation at https://devdocs.line.me will no longer be updated and discontinued in around one month. For the latest reference information, please use the new pages below.

# New and updated documentation

We have added various new articles for the Messaging API and have made updates to various other documents. Check out some of the new and updated articles below.

# Enterprise documentation

Our existing enterprise-facing content (Business Connect, mission stickers, link messages) has been separated from our public-facing content. If you are a partner and require access to the enterprise documentation, please contact your LINE representative for information.

# FAQ

We have a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) section where you can find answers to questions about LINE Login and Messaging API. Note that the questions from the line-bot-faq GitHub repository have been integrated into the FAQ section.

# Conclusion

We will continue to make improvements to the LINE Developers site and our developer documentation to make it easier for you to develop apps using our products.

If you want to keep up-to-date with our latest developments, add the LINE Developers Official Account as a friend on LINE using the QR code or the button below.

LINE Developers account QR code

Add friend

Channel Console unavailable temporarily on June 16

The LINE Developer Channel Console will be unavailable at the following date and time.

[Date]

June 16 01:00 ~ 05:30 JST (GMT+9)

[Impact]

You won't be able to modify your Channel at the time specified above.

Important: Changes to the character limit for Channel names

To our valued partner developers,

We are planning to integrate our systems on March 23. As a result of the integration, Channel names that have more than 20 characters will be automatically truncated to 20 characters. If you have a Channel that has more than 20 characters in its name, we recommend that you change the name to something with 20 or fewer characters by March 22.

Thank you for your understanding and your continued cooperation.

LINE Developers

Channel console access unavailable Oct 27

Outage Report:

Channel console access was unavailable on the following time due to server side issue.

October, 27 11:30 - 12:30 JST

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this outage.

New feature which issues access tokens for testing released

We have introduced a new feature which lets you easily retrieve access tokens and call APIs to test your application.

Click the Issue button and log in to retrieve an access token with the PROFILE permission.

We will continue to provide improvements so that developers can code more easily.