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Bing Maps API : Developer Key To Enterprise Key RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have created a Developer key using 'http://localhost' URL and using for development purpose.

    2 questions:

    1) Since we are Enterprise customers, I could figure out that I can simply update the Developer key to Enterprise key from the Bing Maps Account center.

    Is my understanding correct?

    2) After update, can the same key be used in development/testing as well as in production environment?

     

    • Moved by Ricky_Brundritt Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:22 AM (From:Bing Maps: Map Control and Web services Development)
    Friday, July 22, 2011 3:31 PM

Answers

  • I suggest you forward a copy of this question to the Bing Maps Platform pricing, licensing or volume licensing contact at: maplic@microsoft.com

    -Sam


    Friday, July 22, 2011 6:56 PM
  • I just read something about this, but couldn't find the reference url. After you log into your account, you go to "Create or View keys". You are able to click on Update next to the developer key and change that to Enterprise as well as the application URL. From what I read, that key is no longer a development key, it is only an Enterprise key. It seemed this was put in place simply so you didn't have to update your key used in the tested code when you moved it to production.
    Friday, July 22, 2011 8:05 PM
  • From my understanding a Bing Maps key can only be one type of key i.e. development or Enterprise but not both. As Jen pointed out this allows you to upgrade your key to production without having to change your code. Personally I've found that it makes more sense to maintain this kind of information in a configuration file for easy access. Having two keys, one for Development and one for Enterprise is a good approach. If you put them both in your configuration file then you can just comment out the one you don't want to use and easily switch it later as needed.
    Windows Live Developer MVP - http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com | http://inknowledge.co.uk
    Monday, July 25, 2011 4:39 PM

All replies

  • I suggest you forward a copy of this question to the Bing Maps Platform pricing, licensing or volume licensing contact at: maplic@microsoft.com

    -Sam


    Friday, July 22, 2011 6:56 PM
  • I just read something about this, but couldn't find the reference url. After you log into your account, you go to "Create or View keys". You are able to click on Update next to the developer key and change that to Enterprise as well as the application URL. From what I read, that key is no longer a development key, it is only an Enterprise key. It seemed this was put in place simply so you didn't have to update your key used in the tested code when you moved it to production.
    Friday, July 22, 2011 8:05 PM
  • From my understanding a Bing Maps key can only be one type of key i.e. development or Enterprise but not both. As Jen pointed out this allows you to upgrade your key to production without having to change your code. Personally I've found that it makes more sense to maintain this kind of information in a configuration file for easy access. Having two keys, one for Development and one for Enterprise is a good approach. If you put them both in your configuration file then you can just comment out the one you don't want to use and easily switch it later as needed.
    Windows Live Developer MVP - http://rbrundritt.wordpress.com | http://inknowledge.co.uk
    Monday, July 25, 2011 4:39 PM
  • Hi all,

    I discussed this matter with Bing Maps customer support team.

    This is the summary:

    After upgrading a Developer key to Enterprise key, you can use the Enterprise key in the dev environment but you will still be charged for Billable transactions.

    So recommendation is to create 2 keys, one for Development/Testing and the other for Production/Enterprise.

    • Proposed as answer by abhishek_gp3 Thursday, September 8, 2011 8:20 AM
    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 6:01 PM