The difference between Ionic Appflow Individual and Organization accounts is, admittedly, a bit confusing until you see them in action:
- The Starter (and Developer Add-on) plans are individual plans
- The Growth and Scale plans are organization plans
Switching between the personal and organization workspaces
On the left side of the dashboard, there's an icon that shows whether you're in the personal or organization workspace.
Tap on the icon to switch between the workspaces. You can switch to any organization you're a member of.
- The icon is used for the personal workspace.
- The icon is used for the organization workspace.
The personal workspace
When you're in the personal workspace, you see a list of your apps. You also see the option to create a new app.
Selecting an app takes you to the App Management page, which is discussed in another article. Use the avatar icon at the lower-left to look at your personal account settings, which let you view your usage, see billing information, and manage SSH keys.
The organization workspace
The organization workspace shows organization apps, members, and teams. As a normal team member, you only see the apps assigned to the teams you're a member of. Administrators see all organization apps. Only administrators can create organization apps.
Only administrators can see organization settings, which includes usage and billing information. Note that the dashboard has two sections that show billing information:
- one for your individual plan account
- one for the organization
The Relationship between Teams, Apps and Members
This diagram shows the relationship between teams, members and apps.
- Apps are associated with teams
- Teams have members, and a member may be on more than one team
- Regular members only see the apps associated with their teams
Who Can Do What within an Organization?
Organizations hold teams and members. There are two member types: administrator or regular member.
Administrators can create teams, add members to the organization, assign members to teams, and associate applications to the teams. Administrators can also create applications, and view all applications for the organization.
A regular member can only see the applications associated for that member's teams. Regular members can not add members or manage teams, nor can they create organizational applications.
But for the applications they see, both administrators and regular members can do git pushes, assign builds to channels, create new channels, and do all the other tasks seen on the apps page in the Appflow dashboard.