The ActiveState Platform

Take a quick tour of the ActiveState Platform.

Using the Platform is the best way to create, edit, and share your projects. Go through the general elements listed in the main menu shown at the top of the screen, followed by a more detailed tour of how to get the most out of your ActiveState project using the Platform.


After successfully signing into your Platform account, clicking the drop-down menu showing your name will allow you to alter your account settings (associated email address, password, etc.) and sign out of the Platform. The other tabs in the menu along the top of your screen offer the following.


Using your Projects tab, you can view existing projects or create new ones. Projects are displayed as part of the organization to which they belong. Changing the organization in the drop-down will list that new organization’s projects. Click on a project name to go to that specific project’s page on the Platform. You can also search for a project by using the Search field.

Organizations page

A list of organizations to which the user belongs, as well as options to leave or manage other members of the organization (where permitted). See here to find out more about how ActiveState organizations work.


Links to existing community forums, documentation, and commercial support.

Plans and Pricing

The plans and pricing page of the ActiveState website offers more details on the different account tiers offered.

Project pages

Each of your ActiveState projects will have a unique project page on the Platform. It is the best way to view, edit, and update aspects of your ActiveState project. After selecting a project from the main Projects tab in the top menu, use the tabs below the project name (Overview, Configuration, Download Builds, History, and Project Settings) to find your way around the page.



The Overview tab on the project page is a snapshot of the current attributes of your project. It has a short, user-generated description of the project as well as a list of all current vulnerabilities (and their severity), details about the specified language and OS of the project, and a link to install the runtime.

You can choose to share this project by clicking the Share button (provided the project is public and/or the recipient is a member of the project’s organization), or fork the project by clicking the Fork It button.



This tab is used to make changes to an existing project. You can find a list of all packages, known dependencies, and their version numbers and CVE statuses. The Configuration tab allows you to

  • Change the language of the project
  • Change the operating system(s) of the project
  • Add, delete, and update packages
  • Import packages from a requirements file

Download Builds


After creating or making changes to an existing project, you can track the progress of your project’s “build” in the Download Builds tab of your project page. If you prefer not to wait until your build is finished, after your build is complete you will be sent an email from notifying you that “Your build is ready”. Clicking the link in the email will bring you back to your project’s Download Builds tab.

The tab has directions to install and update the project on your local machine. The options to install your runtime will differ depending on the language/operating system of the project as well as the status of the account holder (for example “Enterprise” vs “Free Tier”).



The History tab of your project page is a record of all changes that have taken place since the project was created. You can view your project at each change, or “commit”, in its history and revert to that commit by clicking Revert to this Commit. This can be helpful when you need to switch to a previous version of the project to continue development, or recover a project at a known stable state.

Project Settings


Here you can make changes to the details of your project, as well as delete it entirely from its organization. Some of the details you can change in the Project Settings tab include

  • Project name
  • Project description
  • Git repo url
  • Project visibility (public/private)
  • Move a project to another organization
  • Delete project (this is permanent and cannot be undone)

Information on the ActiveState Artifact Repository and Branches are available to selected users, depending on their account status.