How to setup a team on Heroku

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Setting up a team in Heroku is fairly straightforward, in this article we will be going over the step-by-step process of creating a Heroku team.


To learn more about what Heroku is, please read our Heroku page

In this post, we will be creating the following:

  1. Heroku Account
  2. Heroku Team
  3. Manage Heroku Team members.

Let’s get started.

Creating a Heroku account

In this section, we will be creating a Heroku account.

  1. Head over to the Heroku website
  2. Click on the “Sign up” button in the top right corner:
    Heroku Account Signup
  3. Which should open the Heroku Signup Page
  4. Complete the form. The Primary development language field is not that important right now, but select NodeJS to get started:
    Heroku Account Signup Form
  5. Click “Create an Account”
  6. Heroku will now send you an email to confirm your account. Check your email (and spam folder), the email should look like this:
    Heroku Account Signup Form
  7. Click on the link to validate your email.
  8. You should now see the message (below) on the screen
  9. Click on the “Click here to Proceed” button:
    Heroku Account Signup Form
  10. Next, read the Terms of Service (like we all do), and click “Accept”
    Heroku Account Signup Terms of Service
  11. You should now see your dashboard
  12. In the next section, we will be creating a Heroku Team

Creating a Heroku Team

In this section, we will be creating a Heroku Team. To be able to create a new team, you need to enter your credit card information, so have your credit card information close by.

Note: Each team can have a different Credit Card attached to it.

  1. Make sure you are on the dashboard screen
  2. You should see a dropdown like below:
    Heroku Team Dropdown
  3. Click on this dropdown, and then select “Create a team”:
    Heroku Team Dropdown
  4. You should now be on the Create New Team Page
  5. Pick an available team name (all small letters)
    Heroku Team Name
  6. Names can also include dashes:
    Heroku Team Name
  7. You need to add a credit card to create a team, click on the “Add Credit Card” button:
    Heroku Team Add Credit Card
  8. Complete the Credit Card form and click “Save Details”:
    Heroku Team Credit Card Form
  9. If the name is available and a valid credit card has been entered, the “Create team” button should now be clickable. Go ahead and click the button
    Heroku Create Team
  10. You should now see your team’s dashboard:
    Heroku Create Team

Next, we will add a Team member.

Adding a user to a Heroku Team

In this section, we will be adding a user to the Heroku Team

  1. Make sure you are in the Team dashboard screen (see the last step in the previous section)
  2. Go to the team’s access tab, by clicking on the Access button, or the “Manage Access” button:
    Heroku Team Access
  3. Click on the “Invite user” in the top right corner:
    Heroku Team Invite.
  4. Complete the “Invite User” form, by filling in the email address of the user, selecting a role, and then clicking “Invite User”
    Heroku Team Invite Form
  5. The user should now receive an email that they need to accept.

And that is it for this article.

Thanks for reading and happy GameDev!