ThoughtSpot Developer portal

The ThoughtSpot Developer portal allows you to explore the SDK and APIs, preview code snippets, customize styles and UI elements, and view developer documentation.

You can also add custom actions and configure authentication and security settings for an embedded instance.

Access Developer portal

You can access the developer portal from your ThoughtSpot application instance or the ThoughtSpot Developers website.

If you have a ThoughtSpot user account:

  1. Sign in to your ThoughtSpot application instance.

  2. Make sure your user account has admin or developer privileges.

    For more information about configuring a user group with developer privileges, see the ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation.

  3. Navigate to the Develop tab.

If you do not have a ThoughtSpot user account:

  1. Go to

  2. From the header bar, select Playground.

You can also register for a free trial and evaluate the SDK and APIs on a ThoughtSpot Free Trial instance.

Find your way around

The Developer portal includes several sections to assist you through your embedding journey.


The Home page of the Developer portal provides a pictorial view of the ThoughtSpot features that you can integrate with your applications. The homepage also includes links to the Developer Guides and Playground to preview the code snippet.


The Guide menu displays the ThoughtSpot Developer Documentation. The documentation portal provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the ThoughtSpot Visual Embed SDK and REST APIs to integrate ThoughtSpot features into your application.

If the REST API Playground and SDK Beta feature is enabled on your instance, the Guide menu will appear as a sub-menu option under REST API and Visual Embed SDK.

The Playground provides an API playground to explore the following ThoughtSpot features.

  • Search

  • Visualizations

  • Liveboards

  • Full application For more information about how to use the playground, see Developer Playground.

    If the REST API Playground and SDK Beta feature is enabled on your instance, the Develop tab displays the REST Playground v1 and REST Playground v2 menu options. For more information about these menu options, see ThoughtSpot REST APIs.

The Developer portal displays the following menu options under Customizations: