Introducing the FusionAuth Early Access Program

The Early Access Program (EAP) offers existing customers on any plan the ability to upgrade to a preview version of the latest FusionAuth codebase before general availability.

Using an EAP release allows you to test FusionAuth in your own environment before the general release candidate is announced, as well as the ability to provide feedback to the FusionAuth team.

Our advance release software is tested and considered bug free. However, it is still a work in progress and has not received the same level of testing and review as a generally available final public release.

How to participate ?

Any FusionAuth user can access the early release program. After logging into the Account Portal (free registration required), navigate to the early access tab to download the files or get the link to the docker image.

If you have already obtained EAP access, you will see files and links.

The early access tab when you have been granted access.

If you do not have access, please contact us. We will activate the EAP for your account, usually within one business day.

The early access tab when you haven't gained access.
The early access tab when you haven’t gained access.

You can also contact the sales team and request a FusionAuth cloud instance running an EAP version, for even easier testing.

Things to know

EAP releases are useful for testing new features, but it’s important to know that there are no upgrade path to the GA version.

You can import your users and apps to “start the tires”, but you won’t want to run those versions in production.

New versions of EAP will be offered for some time (usually a month or two) before a new feature is released. Once the feature is available, EAP versions will no longer be available for download.

No license is required to access the new premium features of an EAP version. Documentation for any new EAP functionality will be limited or non-existent.

EAP releases will be announced on the community forum and on Slack, or you can ask your account representative about them. There may be multiple EAP releases as a feature is refined, and these will be present in the “Early Access” tab of your account portal.

There are more information about EAP versions in our technical documentation.

Tell us what you think

If you download and try an EAP, we would love to hear from you.

You can report bugs in our GitHub issues repository and offer any other comments on the Community forumin softor through a support ticket.

*** This is a syndicated blog from the Security Bloggers Network of The FusionAuth Blog Written by The FusionAuth Blog. Read the original post at: https://fusionauth.io/blog/2022/11/08/announcing-early-access-program

Ryan H. Bowman