Ability to transfer a skill if ownership changes
Ability to transfer a skill from my account to a client's account.
Victoria Lutsenko commented
This feature is very important. In long run - merely must !!!
I need to transfer the skill developed in my account to the company account.
What happens when developer created new skill in his private account and then left the company ? Nobody can change, add new intents, etc . Especially , it is important when it is not simple skill, but skill with external services, that need the account linking and authentication. In this case this private skill is registered as client id/password in the external service using URLs to redirect after authentication, that Amazon creates automatically for each particular skill. So, we can't simply copy the private skill definition manually to new skill of company account (it will have new URLs). We have to register again new skill as a client. All previously linked accounts will not work for customers, even if the new skill has the same name and invocation.
Nicholas Boyle commented
Ownership allocation should be available on a request level, is this really not possible still?
This should have been on Amazon's radar since at least 2017: https://forums.developer.amazon.com/questions/90018/transfer-alexa-skill-to-new-developer-account.html
This seems like a no-brainer, considering mobile app platforms allow to transfer between accounts. It's important not just for transferring to a client once development is finished, but also for transferring later on, for example if the developer published it on their own account originally but then the client decides to move to an in house dev shop a couple years later.
As an individual considering to offer skill development as a service, I'd like to see this implemented because it would make managing clients a lot easier, and take some of the guess work out of things. It would also make clients happier knowing they'll be able have full control over their product.
This needs to be solved as soon as possible. As an agency, we are customers of the Alexa building service and it is very hard to say that its not available yet when our clients ask for the transfership of a skill.
Dzukiflee Taib commented
This is an absolute must!
Laura Frantz commented
An absolute must-have. How are third party devs transferring finished skills to their clients now??
Same issue, I need to transfer the ownership of the skill to the company account. Hope Amazon could solve this.
Andrew (Account2) commented
As an agency and software house, I have clients that want me to develop skills and then transfer them after user acceptance testing has been passed, when can this feature be made available?
David Nogueira commented
This should be a feature already implemented. It is of the utmost importance for software developers and contractors to be able to develop apps for clients on their own account and then transfer ownership (without having to create sharable dummy accounts for every new skill).
Ken Reiss commented
Wilmer Sarmiwnro commented
This is a must-have!
Sarah M Eden commented
I would also like this but for a different reason. I developed a few skills in my wife's account because her account was setup on our Echo devices. I would like to transfer those skills to my account.
Paul Major commented
This is a must have for third parties; having a client re-create the skill and make sure everything is strung together appropriately (Lambda, Cloudwatch, Dynamo, etc if on Amazon ecosystem) is a major headache.