The first step before even applying for a production API key should be to read and understand the policies. Every project owner will be expected to have read and understood these policies. Failure to adhere to these policies may result in an indefinite revocation of your access to the Riot Games API.
If you have questions specific to your project, you should submit an App Note to get an answer. App Notes are the surest and quickest way to get feedback about your project during any stage of the approval process. If you have any questions about your projects or the application process you can post an App Note and we’ll respond. Even during the conceptual phase, you can always register an app, post an app note, and we’ll respond with our initial impressions.
This is the natural state of an application after you’ve submitted all the initial information. At this point your application for a production key is waiting for you to verify your project’s website before being reviewed by a moderator. Feel free to register your app and leave it in the unverified state until it’s completed. You can submit an App Note as you come across questions you might have.
This is the second stage of an application, after you have verified that you indeed are the owner of the website you have listed for your project. At this point your project is waiting to be seen by our moderators. The pending state is not meant as a long term status. Once your application is pending, a moderator will look at and evaluate your application for a production key. Based on your project’s current state, your application for a production key will either be approved or rejected.
Once your application for a production key is approved or rejected, the status of your application can still be adjusted.
Even if your application was approved, it is still subject to audits and can later be rejected if your project:
Please note, even if you have not changed your application since it was approved, it could still be later rejected as policies, perspectives, and the Terms of Service may evolve. If your application is rejected after it has been approved, then your production key will no longer be valid.
Whether your application for a production key was rejected from the start or was approved and later rejected, you will usually be provided with an App Note that will outline why your application was rejected. At this point you are encouraged to continue to work on your project until it no longer conflicts with our policies. Once you have made changes, you can submit an App Note letting us know that you are ready for us to re-review your application for a production key.
Moderators use a multitude of criteria for whether an application gets approved for a production key. The most common reasons why an application is rejected are listed below: