Set up your account

The first step of working with PubNub is to create an account. To do that, sign up using the Admin Portal, which is PubNub's single entry point for all things that relate to your account's configuration.

When you log in to the Admin Portal for the first time, you might notice that a demo app and a demo keyset have been created for you. They are there to help you get started with various PubNub features, and have a number of PubNub services enabled by default which you can play around with. As convenient as the demo keyset is, it's also rate-limited which means it's not suitable for production use.

We recommend that you create a new app and generate a new keyset to use for development. Each keyset contains a publish key and a subscribe key which you need to include in your app. The Admin Portal also allows you to configure PubNub features so make sure to read about using the Admin Portal.

Now that you have a brand new keyset at your disposal, let's get you an SDK to use.

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