The effort required to develop, innovate, and deliver modern apps and services is more complicated, and moves faster, than ever before. Red Hat is here with the tools and technologies you need to help solve problems quickly, connect with colleagues, discover what’s next, and to lead your project forward.

The Red Hat Developer program provides access to software and know-how and easy-to-use Red Hat technologies for building your next-generation applications.

To become a Red Hat Developer Program member you simply register by providing some basic information and agreeing to the terms and conditions of the program. Here's what you get with program membership:

Red Hat Products

Membership in the Red Hat Developer program gives you pre-production access to a full portfolio of app development products and tools for creating enterprise software built on microservices, containers, and the cloud.

Here are the products we offer through the Red Hat Developer Program today:

Red Hat Knowledgebase Content

Membership gives you access to the award-winning Red Hat Customer Portal—your single-source for official product documentation, security bulletins, knowledge-base articles, and intelligent tools. As a program member, you can search over 2,000 technical articles for the answers you need in the Red Hat Customer Portal.

Reference Material

As a member, there are various materials available to you on development topics. We publish reference materials, videos, and ebooks to help members find the information they need when developing with Red Hat products - whether it be a quick reference cheat sheet or an in-depth technical book on Microservices.

To sum it up, here’s another way to see what you get as a Red Hat Developer program member:

What you get as a Red Hat Developer Program member
Features Guest Program Member
Developer blogs, tutorials, how-tos Yes Yes
Browse Red Hat Developer program forums Yes Yes
Browse Red Hat tagged Stack Overflow questions Yes Yes
No-cost Red Hat Developer Subscription, the full Red Hat product portfolio for developers - Yes
Access to the full Red Hat Customer Portal knowledgebase - Yes
Members-only bonus material (books, cheat sheets, webinars, sample code, etc.) - Yes

If you have any questions about your benefits as a member of the Red Hat Developer program, or if you'd like to provide feedback on how we can better assist you, please email us at:

Last updated: February 6, 2024