My Account Tab

Use the Account Tab to access, review and edit your account details. Within the Account Tab you can:

  • Manage your profile details
  • Manage users
  • Manage App-ads.txt
  • View our Sellers.json

My profile

The My Profile sub-tab gathers the initial information you entered when you created your InMobi account. You can always edit these by navigating on My Account My Profile and click Edit My Profile.

Manage users

To add your team members, follow the instructions below.

  1. From the left navigation panel, select My Account Manage Users.
  2. Click Invite New User.
  3. Enter the contact details of the team member you wish to invite.
  4. Remember to assign a role to the user (explained in detail below).
  5. Click Invite User.

The invited user will receive a verification email and after verifying their email, they will be redirected to the new dashboard.

User Roles

Role  

Description  

Publisher Admin   

This is the admin of the specific publisher account. The user who creates the account is designated as the publisher admin by default.  

Monetization Manager  

This role is focused on day-to-day management, setup, and monetization optimizations.  

Finance Manager  

This role is for those focused on payment, billing setups, and reporting.  

Developer  

This role is for those responsible for testing placements and ensuring integrations are working smoothly.    

Here is an overview of the various access levels by user role:

Access  

Publisher Admin  

Monetization Manager  

Finance Manager  

Create placements  

Yes  

X 

X  

Optimize live placements  

Yes  

Yes 

X 

Cancel an account  

Yes  

Yes  

X 

Invite other users   

Yes  

X  

X  

Change user’s access  

Yes  

X  

 X 

Create Reports  

Yes  

Yes 

Yes 

Download Reports  

Yes  

Yes  

Yes 

Update billing info  

Yes  

X  

Yes  

Create Pay-outs  

Yes  

X  

Yes  

View Transactions  

Yes  

Yes  

Yes  

 Other Publisher Admin Controls

If you have Admin access, you can edit the user details, deactivate users, or resend invites. Click the option icon for the user you want to manage.

  • Edit: Select Edit from the options to edit the user details.
  • Deactivate: Select Deactivate from the options to deactivate a user misusing the platform.
  • Resend Invite: If the user hasn't received the invitation, select Resend Invite to send the invite again.

Manage App-ads.txt

Authorized Digital Sellers for Apps (App-ads.txt) is a mechanism that protects you from inventory fraud, giving you better control over your inventory. Published by the IAB Tech Lab in March 2019, it's a method used to declare the ad tech vendors that have legitimate access to selling your in-app inventory. The result is a public record of Authorized Digital Sellers, that can be crawled by buyers, making it harder for bad actors to profit from selling counterfeit inventory.

Implementing App-ads.txt

Follow the instructions below to add InMobi as an authorized seller of your inventory:

  • Create a Developer Website: It is a prerequisite for every publisher to create a developer website and add the website URL on all the app store pages. The URL allows buyers to find the app-ads.txt file hosted on the website. For example, https://publisher.com/app-ads.txt, where ‘publisher’ is the hostname.

    If you have unique developer URLs for your apps, ensure that app-ads.txt file is implemented on all the developer URLs.

  • Create the App-ads.txt File: After you add the website URL to app stores, create a .txt file and name it as app-ads.txt. Ensure that the file is added to the root domain of your website. For example, https://publisher.com/app-ads.txt.

  • Add InMobi Entries: To ease implementation, we have built the strings you need to add to your app-ads.txt file to declare InMobi and other strategic intermediaries as authorized sellers.

Follow the instructions below to copy or download the list of entries from the InMobi Publisher Dashboard.

  1. From the left navigation panel, select My Account Manage App-ads.txt.
  2. From the Manage App-ads.txt sub-tab, copy or download the curated list of direct and reseller entries.
  3. Add the entries to your app-ads.txt file.

Please note that if you missed completing your KYC details when entering your Finance details, you will be unable to add our curated list of sellers to your app-ads.txt file.

Here's a breakdown of the different fields in an app-ads.txt file:

Example: ‘inmobi.com,74dcd2c4fa2d401cb74bbb9c124a268c, DIRECT,83e75a7ae333ca9d’

IAB Field Name  

Description  

Example  

Domain Name of the Advertising System (mandatory)  

The domain name of the system to which bidders connect.  

inmobi.com  

Seller Account ID   
(mandatory)  

The Seller Account ID and TAG ID that needs to go with the InMobi entry.   

74dcd2c4fa2d401cb74bbb9c124a268c  

Type of Account/Relationship (mandatory)  

DIRECT: The publisher directly controls the account in Field 2 on the system in Field 1.  
  
RESELLER: The publisher has authorized another entity to control the account indicated in Field 2 and resell their ad space via the system in Field 1.  
  

DIRECT  

Certification Authority ID (Optional but recommended)  

An ID that uniquely identifies the system in Field 1 within a certification authority.  

83e75a7ae333ca9d  

The IAB Tech Lab specifies that DSPs should treat the ‘Type of Account/Relationship’ field as case insensitive when interpreting data. InMobi recommends that the value in this field be typed in all capital letters.

  • Publish the updated App-ads.txt file: After adding the entries to your app-ads.txt file, publish the updated app-ads.txt file to the root directory of your domain server for the appropriate website. The file can be accessible via HTTP or HTTPS but must be located under a standard relative path: "app-ads.txt". For example, https://publisher.com/app-ads.txt.
  • InMobi Tag ID: As a reference, the Tag ID for all InMobi entries is 83e75a7ae333ca9d lines in the app-ads.txt file.

Check Verification Status

After completing the implementation process, the next step is to track your verification status for app-ads.txt. This can be found under the Verification Status sub-tab within the My Account Manage App-ads.txt section. Below are three possible statuses that reflect in the tab:

  • Authorized: This means that all sellers have been authorized because InMobi and its exchange partners have been added to the app-ads.txt directory on the developer’s website.
  • Partially Authorized: This means that some sellers are yet to be authorized. Hover over the text Some sellers are not authorized in the Details box to get the list of unauthorized sellers. Copy the missed-out entries, add them to your .txt file, and upload them on the developer website.
  • Not Authorized: This means that none of the sellers have been authorized because InMobi and its exchange partners have not been added to the app-ads.txt directory on the developer’s website or the URL could not be found.

View our Sellers.json file

Sellers.json

After launching App-ads.txt, the IAB Tech Lab released sellers.json, an initiative to further increase the transparency in the mobile programmatic ecosystem. While app-ads.txt allows publishers to declare authorized sellers, sellers.json is a mechanism by which SSPs and exchanges list out the inventory they can sell.

It is a publicly hosted JSON file that helps buyers identify the direct sellers and intermediaries involved in every bid request. For example, consider a buyer being offered inventory from the XYZ app via an exchange called ABC exchange. If the buyer wants to verify this bid request, they can check if the app's inventory has been listed on abcexchange.com/sellers.json.

InMobi and Sellers.json

InMobi has been one of the front runners in promoting supply chain transparency by supporting the sellers.json initiative back in 2019 (for more information, see InMobi Officially Releases Its Sellers.Json File). We are committed to protecting your inventory from unauthorized reselling by intermediaries. You can access our sellers.json file here.

Adding your domain name to InMobi’s Sellers.Json

If you have entered your website URL while setting up your payment information, InMobi automatically fetches the domain name and adds it to InMobi’s sellers.json file.

To view your sellers.json verification status, follow the instructions below.

  1. From the left navigation panel, select My Account Manage Sellers.json on the InMobi Publisher Dashboard.
  2. Your status will either be verified or not verified.

If you are yet to complete your KYC details, you will be unable to proceed with sellers.json and your status will be Not Verified.

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Last Updated on: 01 Sep, 2021